The North had Rock Island – the South had Andersonville. The names of both of these prisons, during the American Civil War, struck horror  into the hearts of those on both sides. The scene of human depravity is both inside and outside the stockade; death stalks life; the strong prey on the weak; humanity is redefined without redemption; indifference replaces humanity.  Yet not all humanity is lost. This Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, prepared over 25 years of research and investigation and acclaimed as one of the finest Civil War stories since Gone With The Wind, does not only look at the prison camp, but at the lives of those it touched – weaving a story which is regarded as deeply disturbing, moving, grotesque, beautiful, brutal and comic. Regarded as an excellent companion book to GWTW.