"Published November 1912"; "illustrations by N.C. Wyeth"; Houghton Mifflin Company publishers, Boston; hardbound; interior very good condition with unmarked pages and good binding; front board good; spine has wear - see pic; no dust jacket; maps at end papers and four color plates from drawings by N. C. Wyeth.
"Mary Johnston's THE LONG ROLL and CEASE FIRING are quite possibly the best Civil War novels ever written..."
Cease Firing picks up where Mary Johnston s previous book, The Long Roll leaves off. We rejoin Richard Cleave, the Confederate artillery officer, as he experiences the battles of Gettysburg, Chickamauga, the Wilderness, and Spotsylvania; and whose journey finally ends at Appomattox. Cleave can sense that the war is being lost; and he is torn between that knowledge and his sense of duty and honor. Through it all, Johnston s attention to historical detail never falters as we are realistically propelled into Cleave s fascinating world.
Prominently featured also is Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston, from whom Mary Johnston is descended.