War Stories: The American Civil War, Remembered by Those Who Were There
If you like the stories on this site, you will love my new book War Stories: The American Civil War, Remembered by Those Who Were There.
First off, this isn't "just another Civil War book." This is something different...
What do I mean?
Well, what comes to mind when you think of books about the Civil War? Maybe you think of a book breaking down the good and bad tactical decisions of one of the great generals, or a book about the brilliant statesmanship (or lack thereof) of a famous politician comes to mind. Perhaps the first thing you think of is a book detailing the events of a major battle, its overall importance in the war, and what might be learned from it.
These are all very useful and interesting topics for a Civil War book to cover, but they can get a little bit dry at times. If you are searching for a new look at the Civil War, this is the book for you.
In War Stories, you will find Civil War stories most people have never heard before, told by people who actually lived during those momentous times, stories full of danger, fear, excitement, joy, humor, and heartache. These are just a few of the entertaining accounts you will find in War Stories :
- John R. Bryan's harrowing tale of the time he spent as the lone "aeronaut" of the Confederate Army, including the time his balloon broke free and took him on a nighttime ride over the Union Army.
- Sarah Emma Edmonds describes how she disguised herself as an Irish peddler woman to sneak through the Confederate lines and spy on the defenses around Richmond.
- Confederate Partisan Colonel Mosby's account of a raid behind Union lines to capture a Union General.
- The story of Robert Smalls' daring escape from Charleston, when he and some fellow slaves captured a Confederate steamer and sailed it to freedom.
- Henry Morton Stanley's humorous description of his first successful "foraging" expedition, when he managed to steal a veritable feast from a Unionist farm for his mess's Christmas dinner.
- The time Phillip Sheridan found out that a couple women had joined his command. They were exposed after they got drunk and fell in a river...
- ...and many more
From camp pranks to close, bloody conflict; and from the jubilation of victory to the misery of defeat, you can find it all in War Stories.
Not only is this the perfect book if you are interested in learning a bit about the Civil War from those who lived through it, it is also perfect for any history buff you need a gift for. But don't just take my word for it, here are what some of my readers have had to say:
- "Awesome book! "
- "This collection of real war stories from the people who actually experienced them is a fascinating jaunt back in time. If you'd like to know what life was like not only during wartime but in a totally different moment in the American experience, you'll love spending time in these patriots' lives. Confederate or Union, there were heroes on both sides, and some of their stories are quite compelling, exciting and unbelievable. Some have humor, and many have sadness, but they all share a bit of somber realism for any American to feel, at least momentarily, in touch with our collective unconscious. This is a piece of history, and I'm glad to have experienced it."
- "Great collection of first hand accounts directly from those in the midst of the action. Very interesting to see things through the eyes of real people, from both sides of the conflict. A great read for anyone who likes history and true stories."
- "These stories gave me a different slant on the Civil War. Besides all the shooting and marching by hundreds there were individuals there. These were real people fighting for a cause they believed in."
War Stories is available in both paperback and Kindle formats. Get your copy here today!