The fourth volume of Bernard Cornwell's best-selling series on the American Civil War and featuring rebel Nathaniel Starbuck - a yankee fighting for the Southern cause.
It is late summer 1862 and the Confederacy is invading the United States of America.Nate Starbuck, a northern preacher's son fighting for the rebel South, is given command of a punishment battalion - a despised unit of shirkers and cowards. His enemies expect it to be his downfall, as Starbuck must lead this ramshackle unit into a battle that will prove to be the bloodiest of the Civil War.
©1996 Bernard Cornwell (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
I really love these books and hope that Cornwell gets around to finishing the story. I realise that the money was in writing the Sharpe books another favorite of mine but that wasa while back and there is such a rich backdrop in the American Civil war for Nate to be involved in.
The battle of Antietam
Not read the printed version
The final battle described so well as usual by Mr Cornwell, just wish I had a map to hand
Listening to the first book in the series I worried about Andrew and the accents, he was a little inconsistent, but as the series has progressed he got into it and brought the characters alive. I would now seek him out as a narrator, it was a pleasure to listen to him.
I prefer to enjoy a good book such as this over a period of time although you want to listen to a whole chapter at one sitting
Being a long standing fan of Bernard Cornwell and his English historical fiction I was not sure how he would "travel" to America. However the evident extent of his research and his own "take" on historical fact shines through in this series to make it hugely entertaining.
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