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Download The Boys' War: Confederate and Union Soldiers Talk About the Civil War Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (111 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jim Murphy Narrator: Ed Sala Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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We all know about the famous generals and the major battles of the Civil War. But for the soldiers who actually fought, the war was all too real. It was especially traumatic for the thousands of soldiers who ranged in age from 10 to 15. Some young soldiers joined the fray to escape the boredom of farm work or to set the South straight. Many of them kept diaries and wrote letters home. Through their eyes, we see what life was like on the edge of chaos. Some of their writing describes the gruesome details of forced marches and deaths on the battlefield. Balanced with anecdotes of practical jokes they played on one another and interesting people they met, their stories touch our minds and hearts.

Ed Sala's interpretation of this well-documented history brings the Civil War to life in a way that few historians could. These everyday details of the war, told in the straightforward language of the young, provide a moving, unforgettable history lesson.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kara | 7/30/2013

    " An excellent assembly of primary sources, both candid pictures of the army encampments and letters, diaries and interviews with the boys who went to war. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Emilyn | 7/21/2013

    " I learned a lot about the civil war. My favorite are the drummer boys. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Cathy | 5/29/2013

    " An easy, light read if you have any interest in the Civil War. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by McKay | 5/19/2013

    " Interesting side of how it was for the boys in the Civil War to join, fight, and be in the battlegrounds. "

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