Journalist, critic, and author Ambrose Bierce penned a collection of short stories about war which was considered one of the best anti-war fiction ever written. Bierce served in the Union army during the Civil War, and his real life experiences helped to lend an air of authenticity to his writings. In this episode, we hear one of his more famous short stories about the personal cost of war.
“A Horseman in the Sky” (1889) by Ambrose Bierce
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