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Harold Keith (1903–1998)

Autor/a de Rifles for Watie

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Obres de Harold Keith

Rifles for Watie (1957) 1,958 exemplars
Komantcia (1965) 27 exemplars
Susy's Scoundrel (1971) 22 exemplars
The Obstinate Land (1977) 18 exemplars
Boys' Life of Will Rogers (1937) 14 exemplars
Sports and games (1960) 9 exemplars
The bluejay boarders (1972) 9 exemplars
Brief Garland (1971) 7 exemplars
The Runt Of Rogers School (1971) 6 exemplars
oklahoma kickoff (1978) 5 exemplars
Rifles for Watie: Grades 7-8 (2019) 3 exemplars
Go, Red, go! (1972) 1 exemplars
A Pair of Captains (1951) 1 exemplars
Chico and Dan (1998) 1 exemplars
When I Was Growing Up (2008) 1 exemplars

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Coneixement comú

Nom normalitzat
Keith, Harold
Nom oficial
Keith, Harold Verne
Data de naixement
Data de defunció
Lloc de naixement
Oklahoma, USA
Lloc de defunció
Norman, Oklahoma, USA
Causa de la mort
congestive heart failure
Northwestern State Teachers College
University of Oklahoma



Very nice historical novel in the Western area of the Civil War (Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri). It involved Indian tribes as well.
I put off reading this for a long time (it's a Newberry Award winner) and I don't know why. Must be a stubborn streak about "classics."
Great account of a private Bussey and his experiences on both sides of the war. This could be made into a movie, I think, because it has all the right elements: action, romance, interesting characters, survival, etc.
kslade | Hi ha 21 ressenyes més | Dec 8, 2022 |
I have reread this book multiple times. It was one of my favorites as a kid.
jamesjarrett00 | Hi ha 21 ressenyes més | Aug 10, 2022 |
One of the most interesting aspects of Rifles for Watie is that it is told from the perspective of multiple groups in and around the American civil war of April 1861 - April 1865. Keith visited actual battle locations to get a sense of the varying conflicts and not just the well known ones related to violent battle. Poverty, wealth, prejudice, pride, religion, gender, tribal feuding, slavery, freedom. Right or wrong, all of these issues collide.
Keith used diaries, journals, and personal letters to give Rifles for Watie first person authenticity. To personalize it even further, he used interviews conducted for his thesis. Between the years of 1940 and 1941 he visited with twenty two veterans and listened to their nostalgic reminiscing. These oral histories captured the large and small personal sacrifices of war. Ever in their debt, Keith was careful to give all twenty two individuals credit saying, "my obligation to all their memories is very deep" (Introduction, Rifles for Watie p 12). While General Watie and James G. Blunt were a real-life historical figures, the character of Jeffrey and the other soldiers in Rifles for Watie are Keith's imagination; I would like to think of them as a creative combination of all the men Harold Keith interviewed.
My favorite segment was when Jefferey was having a passionate argument with Lucy. Every side of the conflict is laid bare; because there are more than two sides to every truth. Good guys aren't necessarily all that good. Bad guys aren't that bad. Dogs are just dogs.
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SeriousGrace | Hi ha 21 ressenyes més | Nov 5, 2020 |
A fictional first person account based on actual experiences, writings, and memoirs of the Cherokee who fought with Watie and the confederates during the civil war. a good read.
dswaddell | Hi ha 21 ressenyes més | Dec 9, 2018 |



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