A Separate Country

By Robert Hicks (Audiobook, 2009)
A Multi-Cast Production

Set in New Orleans in the years after the Civil War, A Separate Country is based on the incredible life of John Bell Hood, arguably one of the most controversial generals of the Confederate Army--and one of its most tragic figures. Robert E. Lee promoted him to major general after the Battle of Antietam. But the Civil War would mark him forever. At Gettysburg, he lost the use of his left arm. At the Battle of Chickamauga, his right leg was amputated. Starting fresh after the war, he married Anna Marie Hennen and fathered 11 children with her, including three sets of twins. But fate had other plans. Crippled by his war wounds and defeat, ravaged by financial misfortune, Hood had one last foe to battle: Yellow Fever. A Separate Country is the heartrending story of a decent and good man who struggled with his inability to admit his failures-and the story of those who taught him to love, and to be loved, and transformed him.
  • Hachette Audio
    • Format: Audiobook

    • Price: $39.98 US/$49.98 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9781600247620

    • On Sale Date: 09/23/2009

    • Publisher: Hachette Audio

    • Imprint: Grand Central Publishing

    Formats Available: Trade Paperback, Audiobook, Audiobook, Electronic Book

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A Multi-Cast Production

Set in New Orleans in the years after the Civil War, A Separate Country is based on the incredible life of John Bell Hood, arguably one of the most controversial generals of the Confederate Army--and one of its most tragic figures. Robert E. Lee promoted him to major general after the Battle of Antietam. But the Civil War would mark him forever. At Gettysburg, he lost the use of his left arm. At the Battle of Chickamauga, his right leg was amputated. Starting fresh after the war, he married Anna Marie Hennen and fathered 11 children with her, including three sets of twins. But fate had other plans. Crippled by his war wounds and defeat, ravaged by financial misfortune, Hood had one last foe to battle: Yellow Fever. A Separate Country is the heartrending story of a decent and good man who struggled with his inability to admit his failures-and the story of those who taught him to love, and to be loved, and transformed him.

Robert Hicks has been active in the music industry in Nashville for twenty years as both a music publisher and artist manager. The driving force behind the perservation and restoration of the historic Carnton plantation in Tennessee, he stumbled upon the extraordinary role that Carrie McGavock played during and after the Battle of Franklin. He is the author of The Widow of the South.

  • A Separate Country by Robert Hicks

  • "Moving and magnificent."

  • "Hicks blends the historical and the personal with a master storyteller's skill." (San Francisco Chronicle).

  • "Engrossing...compelling." (Cleveland Plain Dealer).

  • "Tender and moving...perhaps the best Civil War novel since Cold Mountain...a compelling, touching, powerful, and ultimately unforgettable story." (Providence Journal).

  • "Wonderfully imagined and beautifully written. Robert Hicks not only immerses us in history but also in age-old human truths that are the grist of lasting literature. One of the finest books I've read in years."

  • (Library Journal).

  • (Publishers Weekly).

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A Separate Country
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio
  • Price: $39.98 US/$49.98 CAN
  • Audio Run Time: 1020
  • ISBN-13: 9781600247620
  • On Sale Date: 09/23/2009
A Separate Country