Giving John Bell Hood a fair shake?

In a recent book signing in Nashville, novelist Robert Hicks made this statement, “The difference between my new novel – A Separate Country – and most written accounts about John Bell Hood is that I put ‘novel’ on the front cover.”

Hicks went on to explain how he believes John Bell Hood has gotten a bum wrap from most historians.  It is Hicks’s hope that his new book, though a novel, will inspire a new generation of writers and thinkers to give Hood a new look, and a fairer examination.

“Hood’s greatest mistake was not Franklin,” Hicks mused, “it was writing his memoirs (Advance and Retreat).”

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Novelist, Robert Hicks

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