Devil's Dream

A Novel About Nathan Bedford Forrest
CD - unabridged
Audio (10 discs)
Product Number: C5392
Released: Sep 07, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781440792755
Narrator/s: Scott Sowers
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A contributor to Harper's, the New York Times Book Review, and many other publications, Madison Smartt Bell has also been a finalist for the National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award. Devil's Dream is a rich, evocative work of historical fiction profiling the infamous Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest. "Rich descriptions of battles . and the pure force of Forrest's personality make this an engrossing read." -Library Journal

All formats/editions

Author(s): Madison Smartt Bell
Narrator(s): Scott Sowers
Product Number Z0714
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781456114442
Author(s): Madison Smartt Bell
Product Number EB00169940
Released: Dec 30, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: #9780307378637

Professional reviews

"This fictionalized story of Confederate military leader Nathan Bedford Forrest's life moves between the Civil War battlefield and his earlier years as a gambler, adulterer, and slave trader. The often grating roughness of Scott Sowers's delivery is well matched to the crude, profane Forrest. Sowers's voice occasionally takes on a softer tone when the story dictates, for example, when Henri, a free Haitian black man who fights with the Confederates, converses with Forrest's wife in a mix of French and English. The characters of Henri and Forrest's black illegitimate son bring slavery and the meaning of freedom into the story. The novel ends with a whimper, but that seems to fulfill Bell's intent: quietly conveying the futility of war. J.A.S. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"

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