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Description - The Life of Billy Yank by Bell Irvin Wiley

The Life of Billy Yank is a frank, intimate, and warm study of the Union soldier by one of the most prolific and revered of all Civil War historians. Here, through excerpts from wartime letters and diaries and from other carefully documented research, Bell Irvin Wiley presents an absorbing account of the small and sometimes moving events that made up the daily life of the common Union soldier, a moral but fallible human who could laugh at lewd jokes, be stripped of his courage under fire, or save an entire company from certain death.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780807133750
ISBN-10: 0807133752
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 160mm x 25mm)
Pages: 454
Imprint: Louisiana State University Press
Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Bell Irvin Wiley

Bell Irvin Wiley (1906--1980) was a professor emeritus of history at Emory University and one of America's preeminent Civil War historians. James I. Robertson, Jr., is the author of many books, including the award-winning Stonewall Jackson: The Man, the Soldier, the Legend. Well known for his lectures across the country and his appearances in television documentaries, he is Alumni Distinguished Professor of History at Virginia Tech.

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