William R. Trotter. The Fires of Pride. New York: Carrol & Graf, 2003.

This book, the second of Trotter’s Civil War novels, finishes the story started in The Sands of Pride. Starting in 1863, after the Confederacy’s defeat at Gettysburg, The Fires of Pride is set in Wilmington and continues through the end of the war. Trotter is able to trace several narratives throughout the chaos of battle, with many of his characters based on actual people. He also dramatizes many of the important events of the war, including the Union assault on Fort Fisher and the career of an ironclad ram in the Confederate Navy. Trotter is also the author of a multi-volume history of the Civil War in North Carolina, and can be counted on 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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