William R. Trotter. The Sands of Pride. New York: Avalon, 2002.

Set in Wilmington during 1861 to 1863, when the port city was the center of Confederate blockade-running efforts, The Sands of Pride is the first of Trotter’s two Civil War novels. Trotter is able to trace several narratives throughout the chaos of battle, with many of his characters based on actual people, and Trotter dramatizes many of the important events in coastal North Carolina during the Civil War. The story is continued through to the end of the war in The Fires of Pride. Trotter is also the author of a multi-volume history of the Civil War in North Carolina, and can be counted in these novels to provide accurate depictions of events, and careful attention to historic detail.

Check this title’s availability in the UNC Library Catalog.

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