Description - Last Of The Blue And Gray by Richard A. Serrano
"In the late 1950s, as America prepared for the Civil War centennial, two very old men lay dying. Albert Woolson, 109 years old, slipped in and out of a coma at a Duluth, Minnesota, hospital, his memories as a Yankee drummer boy slowly dimming. Walter Williams, at 117 blind and deaf and bedridden in his daughter's home in Houston, Texas, no longer could tell of his time as a Confederate forage master. The last of the Blue and the Gray were drifting away; an era was ending. Unknown to the public, centennial officials, and the White House too, one of these men was indeed a veteran of that horrible conflict and one according to the best evidence nothing but a fraud. One was a soldier. The other had been living a great, big lie.
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Author Biography - Richard A. Serrano
RICHARD A. SERRANO, former reporter for the Kansas City Times, is currently the Washington correspondent for the Los Angeles Times. Serrano shared in two Pulitzer Prizes for coverage of the Hyatt sky walks disaster in Kansas City and the King riots in Los Angeles. He is author of One of Ours- Timothy McVeigh and the Oklahoma City Bombing.
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