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Burke Davis

Burke Davis (1913–2006) was an American author and journalist best known for his narrative histories of the Civil War, including To Appomattox: Nine April Days, 1865; Sherman’s March; and The Last Surrender. His acclaimed biographies of military and political figures include They Called Him Stonewall; Gray Fox: Robert E. Lee and the Civil War; Marine!: The Life of Chesty Puller; and Old Hickory: A Life of Andrew Jackson. A longtime special projects writer for Colonial Williamsburg, Davis also published many works of historical nonfiction for young readers. His numerous honors include the Mayflower Cup, the North Carolina Award for Literature, and election to the North Carolina Journalism Hall of Fame... Read More

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Marine!
Written by Burke Davis
Bantam | Paperback | April 1991
$7.99/11.99(Canada) | 978-0-553-27182-9 (0-553-27182-2)

From commanding the Horse Marines in Peking to leading the Inchon landing, Puller became a legend in his own time. Now, Davis offers a no-holds-barred biography of this courageous hero--the only marine in history ever to win five Navy Crosses. Read more






Sherman's March
Written by Burke Davis
Vintage | Trade Paperback | May 1988
$16.95/19.95(Canada) | 978-0-394-75763-6 (0-394-75763-7)

Sherman's March is the vivid narrative of General William T. Sherman's devastating sweep through Georgia and the Carolinas in the closing days of the Civil War. Weaving together hundreds of eyewitness stories, Burke Davis graphically brings to life the dramatic experiences of the 65,000 Federal troops who plundered their way through... Read more





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