Ambrose Bierce - Tales Of War And Other Horrors

Tales of War and Other Horrors by Ambrose Bierce (Episode 1 - A Baffled Ambuscade)



Ambrose Gwinnet Bierce (1842-1913) was a master of the "Horror" genre in American literature. He served as a topographical engineer with the Union Army during the Civil War. Many of his short stories about the Civil War focused on the lives (and horrific deaths) of individual soldiers and civilians during that period. In many instances, his Tales of War foreshadow the horrific subject matter of his latter works. This series of podcasts will (I hope) represent a compendium of the main works by this important but often overlooked master of American literature.