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Civil War Stories
     

Civil War Stories

by Rh Value Publishing, Random House Value Publishing Staff
 

The fourteen tales contained in this volume vividly evoke the incredible period of American history that to this day does not fail to stir the emotions. All the stories were written during the war, with eyewitness accounts of military and naval battles, including the "Merrimac" and the "Monitor"; Sheridan's courageous hold against Grant; even

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The fourteen tales contained in this volume vividly evoke the incredible period of American history that to this day does not fail to stir the emotions. All the stories were written during the war, with eyewitness accounts of military and naval battles, including the "Merrimac" and the "Monitor"; Sheridan's courageous hold against Grant; even Sherman's March. But there are also personal accounts that poignantly depict the turmoil this nation was thrown into with the causes and issues of the war. There is the story of a young boy first going off to war in 1861; and a tale about a drummer boy at the battle of Gettysburg, and much more.
Archival documents and photographs illustrate many of the stories, further enhancing the unique approach to history of this book, and how it helps the tragedy and the courage of the Civil War endure for all generations.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Harken back to the thrilling days of yesteryear, when radio programs held millions entranced and stimulated the imagination in a way that television never could. The Colonial Radio Players of Boston (including Tom Berry, Tim Carter, and Amy Strack) present six separate stories that bring the Civil War to life in a manner that needs to be heard in order to appreciate it fully. "Gettysburg," "Shiloh," a dramatization of Stephen Crane's The Red Badge of Courage, "Advance and Retreat," "The Blockade Runners," and "Alabama!" are performed with incredible stereophonic sound the cannonades, alone, will blow your speakers! and the players bring skill and realism to their portrayals of Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, and other towering figures of the war. Rather than being another scholarly and pedantic book on the Civil War, this set of cassettes will take the listener back to the very battlefields, with bombs exploding, bullets whizzing by, and soldiers crying out in pain. To any audiophile who has an interest in military history, this is a treasure trove of information, excitement, and enjoyment. Highly recommended for all libraries. Joseph L. Carlson, Lompoc P.L., CA Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780517162736
Publisher:
Random House Value Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/19/2001
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)

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