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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (35 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Ransom Narrator: David Thor Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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This book is an extraordinary day-to-day documentary of the Civil War's most infamous Confederate prison, Camp Sumter, better known as Andersonville.

Here 13,000 wretched Union prisoners died within barely 14 months, from starvation, scurvy, and other diseases that spread through the camp. There was little shelter but makeshift tents; little in the way of blankets, warm clothing, or even shoes; and a scarcity of food and fresh water. Often the men were forced to sleep on the muddy ground in very crowded conditions.

While the deplorable conditions bear witness to man's inhumanity to man, they also are witness to one man's undaunted spirit to survive to tell the dreadful tale.

The narrative in the diary reflects John Ransom's attitudes, changing from the moody early staccato sentences when he is first captured, to resignation, and eventually to cheerful prose when the war draws to a close.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Julia | 11/4/2013

    " A haunting book. It had a powerful impact on me. Not for the faint of heart, but important to know what great sacrifices men have made for our country, "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Laura | 1/15/2012

    " After reading Andersonville by Mckinly Kantor I just had to read this...a very moving and powerful book...his love for life prevailed...god bless him! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Laritza | 12/5/2011

    " Amazing true story. Makes you shiver and realize on how cruel human kind can be. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Tim Painter | 10/23/2011

    " An episode of the civil war that is little heard of but very sad indeed. I was shocked reading this book, it reminded me of the Nazi death camps. "

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