Friday, May 29, 2009


Book Review for Stories of the Confederate South
by Rickey E. Pittman
Fiction, 94 pp., 2007. Pelican, 1000 Burmaster Street, Gretna, Louisiana 70053. 12.95 plus shipping and handling.

It is essential in today’s society to have books that tell the story of the Confederacy to a younger audience. To do so successfully, the writer must be witty, entertaining, yet relate the truth about the time period, even in fiction books. Stories of the Confederate South is such a book that has a menagerie of different accounts pertaining to the War Between the States. This publication is perfect for middle school aged children.

Stories of the Confederate South contains ten short fiction stories that deal with varying details of the war. One narrative gives the reader a glimpse of the war against Southern women, while another tells of a present day bias for a Southern boy in the North. “From the senseless death and suffering of children to the strength of Confederate women, Pittman recounts the events of the Civil War from the unique and unforgettable perspective of a Southerner” as stated in a promotional leaflet for this publication.

Author Rickey Pittman does an outstanding job once again in his writings. Mr. Pittman is also the author of the children’s book Jim Limber: A Black Orphan in the Confederate White House.

Written by Cassie A. Barrow

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