Charles H. Hayes|
Civil War Limericks
Pelican Publishing Company
203 pages; 6 X 9
In an unusual treatment of Civil War history, author and cartoonist Charles H. Hayes provides original limericks and caricatures that introduce some famous, and not so famous, historical figures of the war. His dry sense of humor and delightful wit illuminate such illustrious figures as Harriet Beecher Stowe, Roger B. Taney, Admiral David Glasgow Farragut, Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, and many more who played a role in the War between the States.
His catchy rhymes are well matched with clever sketches that play up the subjects’ foibles and follies as well as more admirable traits. Hayes manages to convey fresh information with panache.
This entertaining volume provides more than a jocular look at the men and women who played public and private roles in the Civil War; it contains well-researched biographies and commentaries that encapsulate the war’s history through a fresh perspective. Hayes has done his research and used those factoids well. .
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