My review of Walter Johnson’s River of Dark Dreams is out in this week’s TLS. Because the paywall over there is pretty weird, and because a few people have asked me for a look at this, I’m going to paste the entire text below the fold. Or, if you’d prefer a pdf, try this.
In the background, you can see a smoldering Fort Sumter. In the foreground, you can see a boat bearing a wounded soldier, a physician, and a man rowing them toward shore. This is what the last page of the first chapter of Battle Lines will look like. Sort of. More or less. Or something. What do I look like? Some kind of artist?
If you’re interested — and I can’t imagine why you wouldn’t be! — you can listen here to a long interview I sat for at KGNU, Boulder’s community radio station, last spring. I show up just before the 32-minute mark.