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At the heart of the story are two brothers, sons of a prosperous New Jersey businessman whose growing wealth and power are dependent on his ability to avoid choosing sides as the issue of states' rights threatens to divide the nation. James and Kevin Bannon, who have always shielded each other from their father's tyrannical outbursts, see their fierce loyalty abruptly shattered by their rivalry over a woman ... and her shocking, violent death. James is sent to VMI Virginia Military Institute to make something of ...
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At the heart of the story are two brothers, sons of a prosperous New Jersey businessman whose growing wealth and power are dependent on his ability to avoid choosing sides as the issue of states' rights threatens to divide the nation. James and Kevin Bannon, who have always shielded each other from their father's tyrannical outbursts, see their fierce loyalty abruptly shattered by their rivalry over a woman ... and her shocking, violent death. James is sent to VMI Virginia Military Institute to make something of himself, while Kevin attends college in the North. Soon they will find themselves on opposite sides in every great action of the war, with a stunning conclusion at the Battle of Gettysburg.

From the author whom Tom Clancy calls "the best natural storyteller I know, " comes the first book in a major new Civil War saga. James and Kevin Bannon, sons of a prosperous New Jersey businessman, see their fierce loyalty to each other abruptly shattered by their rivalry over a woman . . . and her shocking, violent death. Illustrations. Map.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The grand drama of the American Civil War provides the setting for Coyle's seventh novel, the first volume of a projected multibook saga. Spanning the years 1856-1863, it tells the uninspired if lively story of two New Jersey brothers, Irish immigrants, who are driven apart by their heartless and profiteering father. When his brutality finally forces them to flee home and each other, James and Kevin Bannon separate, James going south to the Virginia Military Institute while Kevin, remaining in New Jersey, attends Rutgers. With the onset of war, each brother is unwillingly drawn into the struggle, James for the Confederacy and Kevin for the Union. From Bull Run to Gettysburg, the two fight anti-Irish discrimination, political favoritism, personal enemies-and each other. As expected, the narrative builds to a dramatic confrontation amid the carnage of Gettysburg, but the conclusion is unsatisfying, an ill-disguised setup for the sequel. Coyle brings the ferocious and bloody battles, as well as various real-life characters and events, to vivid life, but this novel, his first historical, isn't on a par with his techno-thrillers Code of Honor, etc.. June 1968
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In December 1859, the state of New Jersey is perched undecidely between two political camps: one wanting to preserve the Union and the other made up of supporters of the Southern States. When his sons accidentally kill the woman they both love, wealthy entrepreneur Edward Bannon sees an opportunity to keep a foot in both camps. He sends his eldest son, James, to the Virginia Military Institute and the weaker son, Kevin, to the New Jersey Militia. When the Civil War begins, the brothers find themselves fighting on opposite sides. The story follows them from one battle to the next, culminating in the horror of Gettysburg. Best-selling novelist Coyle First Blood, S. & S., 1994, best known for his military novels, writes convincingly of combat and of conditions within the two armies. Curiously, though, his prose truly comes alive when he is describing the lives of women caught up in a war in which they were not allowed to participate. This surely will be popular in most libraries. [Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 2/1/95.]-Jo Ann Vicarel, Cleveland Heights-University Heights P.L., Ohio
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YA-In this Civil War novel, the motif of divided loyalties between brothers is made even more poignant by the fact that the young men are victims not only of historical circumstances but also of the unscrupulous political ambitions of their cruel father. James and Kevin Bannon have always been close. Their tyrannical father, a belligerent New Jersey businessman, takes advantage of his sons' tragic predicament-the accidental death of the girl they both love-by sending them away. James goes to the Virginia Military Academy and Kevin enters a Northern college. Both find love, friendship, and self knowledge as they go their separate ways, and both are caught up in the events of the tumultuous times. Alternating chapters follow each young man as he experiences the horror and futility of war as well as the cohesiveness of men in battle. In a suspenseful, heart-wrenching climax, the brothers are reunited at the Battle of Gettysburg. Notes corresponding to each chapter provide lengthy historical information that sorts out fact from fiction.-Jackie Gropman, Kings Park Library, Burke, VA
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The first book of a Civil War saga, this is the story of two New Jersey brothers divided first by their rivalry over a woman, then by the terrible conflict raging through the North and South, a war that places them on opposite sides in every major action.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780671854867
  • Publisher: Monarch Notes
  • Publication date: 6/1/1996

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    this book was a great read

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