In an unusual treatment of Civil War history, author and cartoonist Charles H. Hayes provides original limericks and caricatures that introduce some of the most infamous, or unknown, 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. Created in the style of pamphlets contemporary to the conflict, 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.
About the Author
Charles H. Hayes is an author, editorial cartoonist, and award-winning artist. A past editor of Challenge, the in-house, monthly magazine of Lockheed Martin, he is also a life member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and the Military Order of the Stars and Bars. Hayes opened an art gallery after his retirement, becoming an accomplished sculptor. Through the years, he has published editorial cartoons with three local newspapers and wrote and illustrated The Gray and the Blue: A Comic Strip History of the Civil War, which received high praise from teachers and reviewers across the country. Hayes lives in Tyler, Texas.
CIVIL WAR LIMERICKS
By Charles H. Hayes
HISTORY / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
HUMOR / Topic / Political
HUMOR / Form / Limericks & Verse
208 pp. 6 x 9
ISBN: 9781455619597 pb