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An Eye for Glory; The Civil War Chronicles of a Citizen Soldier

Bacon, Karl A.

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ISBN 10: 0310322022 / ISBN 13: 9780310322023
Published by Zondervan, Grand Rapids, MI, 2011
Condition: Very good Soft cover
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364, [4] pages. Maps. Inscribed by author on half-title page. Related bookmark laid in. From youth Karl A. Bacon has been a serious student of the Civil War. Countless hours of detailed research supply the foundation for each novel, including copious reading, internet research and personal visits to battlefields and historic sites. The research provides depth and realism to the stories so that the novels might be as historically accurate and believable as possible. Karl lives with his wife, Jackie, in Connecticut. His first novel, An Eye for Glory was a Publisher's Weekly Top Pick and a Christy Award Finalist. Michael Palmer is a good man, a family man. But honor and duty push him to leave his comfortable life and answer the call from Abraham Lincoln to fight for his country. This "citizen soldier" learns quickly that war is more than the battle on the field. Long marches under extreme conditions, illness, and disillusionment challenge at every turn. Faith seems lost in a blur of smoke and blood and death. Michael's only desire is to kill as many Confederate soldiers as he can so he can go home. It's in the heat of battle at Gettysburg and the solemn aftermath that Michael begins to understand the grave cost of the war upon his soul. Here the journey really begins as he searches for the man he was and the faith he once held so dearly. Using first-hand accounts of the 14th Connecticut Infantry, Karl Bacon has crafted a detailed, genuine and compelling novel on the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Bookseller Inventory # 74333

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Title: An Eye for Glory; The Civil War Chronicles ...

Publisher: Zondervan, Grand Rapids, MI

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Trade paperback

Illustrator: James Hall (Cover design), Ruth Pettis (interior i

Book Condition: Very good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Printing [Stated].

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Michael palmer is a good man, a family man. But honor and duty push him to leave his comfortable life and answer the call from Abraham Lincoln to fight for his country. This “citizen soldier” learns quickly that war is more than the battle on the field. Long marches under extreme conditions, illness, and disillusionment challenge at every turn. Faith seems lost in a blur of smoke and blood ... and death. Michael’s only desire is to kill as many Confederate soldiers as he can so he can go home. He coldly counts off the rebels that fall to his bullets. Until he is brought up short by a dying man holding up his Bible. It’s in the heat of battle at Gettysburg and the solemn aftermath that Michael begins to understand the grave cost of the war upon his soul. Here the journey really begins as he searches for the man he was and the faith he once held so dearly. With the help of his beloved wife, Jesse Ann, he takes the final steps towards redemption and reconciliation. Using first-hand accounts of the 14th Connecticut Infantry, Karl Bacon has crafted a detailed, genuine and compelling novel on the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Intensely personal and accurate to the times, culture, and tragedy of the Civil War, An Eye for Glory may change you in ways you could have never imagined as well.

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Hatred of the enemy consumes Michael during a long and dusty march to Gettysburg. Michael's only desire is to kill as many of the enemy as he can so he can go home. He coldly counts off the rebels that fall to his bullets until he is brought up short by a dying man holding up his Bible. He was a brother in Christ, Michael realizes after the man dies, and 'I had hated him 'with cruel hatred.' When Michael returns home from the war, his wife Jessie Anne sees a man still lost in the horrors of battle, and plagued by doubt and fear. Where is the man she once knew? And where is the faith he once lived by? In the spring of 1869, Michael leaves home once more, this time to return the Bible to the man's widow. This simple journey changes Michael in ways he could have never imagined.

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