Five Forks: Waterloo of the Confederacy

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Pub Date: 04/16/2019

Pages: 170

Trim: 9 x 6

Publisher: White Pine Press

Imprint: White Pine Press

ISBN 13: 9781945680281

ISBN 10: 1945680288

Price: $16.00

Five Forks: Waterloo of the Confederacy

By Robert Alexander

Price: $16.00



About the Book

The Battle of Five Forks was one of the the last battles of the American Civil War. A week later, Lee surrendered. Two weeks later, Lincoln was dead. In this meditation on that battle, Alexander juxtaposes the story of the battle, which he tells through narrative, letters, and journal entries, with his own impressions, viewing the South through Northern eyes. In addition, he views contemporary American society through the story of the Civil War and specifically through the story of Five Forks.

About the Book

Five Forks is a splendid and intriguing study of the South’s Waterloo.


Robert Alexander is a poet and writer living in Madison, Wisconsin, and Grand Marais, Michigan. He is author of White Pine Sucker River: Poems, 1970–1990 and was Creative Director of New Rivers Press.