On Its 20th Anniversary, David Madden’s ‘Sharpshooter’ Remains an Essential Civil War Novel

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On Its 20th Anniversary, David Madden’s ‘Sharpshooter’ Remains an Essential Civil War Novel
In Books by Guest ContributorNovember 16, 2016Leave a Comment

by Ryan McCormack

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The American Civil War, perhaps more than any other war fought by Americans, is a writer’s war. Hundreds of books have been published on the conflict since 1865—narrative histories like Shelby Foote’s three-volume The Civil War, rigorous academic studies like James McPherson’s Battle Cry of Freedom, countless biographies of figures like Stonewall Jackson, and analyses of famous battles like Shiloh and Gettysburg. They’re all different in scope and subject, but they share one important purpose: to provide a sense of moral clarity to a conflict that killed 750,000 people.

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