Foreword Reviews

I Had Rather Die

Rape in the Civil War

2014 INDIES Finalist
Finalist, History (Adult Nonfiction)

Through period sources, Kim Murphy exposes the misrepresentations about the topic of rape during the Civil War. Not only were women raped during times of battle, but those who bravely stepped forward to name their attackers were interrogated in the justice system. For far too long, women’s claims have been dismissed as hearsay and propaganda. Behind the brother-against-brother war lurks the hidden war of brother against sister.