For someone looking for a more emotional view of the Civil War, with more 'people and feelings' than true history, then this is a very nice read. It is the fictionalised account of the Geyers and the Hales, cousins - one family of the South, the other from the North, that find themselves divided and fighting each other during the War Between the States in the US. The Geyers were farmers, of the land, though were not slave owners, and the story focuses around their eldest son, John, an artist who went into the war as an artist correspondent, torn by his love for both families and seeing both sides of the argument. He hates the institution of Slavery, a hatred amplified by the hanging of his black friend, a freed man for hiding fugitive slaves. The Hales were city-folk. Not only were they divided on their views, but by their styles of life. You see all the various scenes of how families were divided, how the glory of war could turn sour for the many boys simply looking for adventure.
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Book Description Dell Pub Co, 1982. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110440106311
Book Description Dell Pub Co. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0440106311 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0159874
Book Description Dell Pub Co, 1982. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0440106311