The Better Angels of Our Nature

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Gylanders, S.C. The Better Angels of Our Nature. New York: Random House, 2006.

Jesse, a rather eldritch orphan, shows up in the Union camp on the eve of the battle of Shiloh. Immediately, he becomes the primary focus of William T. Sherman's attention, and later attracts the notice of Grant. Jesse observes much of the Civil War between Shiloh and Vicksburg in close proximity to Sherman, as a kind of pet attendant / fly on the wall. He also harbors a deep secret . . .

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