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A Soldiers Book (Large Print Edition) Joanna Higgins 0786215941 9780786215942 Ira Cahill Stevens, a young Union soldier taken captive by Confederates during the Battle of the Wilderness in May of 1864, finds himself fighting a new
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A Soldiers Book (Large Print Edition) by Joanna Higgins

Ira Cahill Stevens, a young Union soldier taken captive by Confederates during the Battle of the Wilderness in May of 1864, finds himself fighting a new battle as the novel opens. One waged within the head and heart against the dead nothingness of despair.<P>Its a bad time to be a prisoner-of-war. The long and acrimonious debate over prisoner exchanges has come to a stalemate, and Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant has halted all exchanges in order to prevent released Confederates from immediately returning to their regiments. As a result, prison camps are desperately overcrowded and conditions fatally dire -- often tantamount to a death sentence.<P>With Ira is Gus, a seasoned soldier and religious man who believes U.S. Grant synonymous with the Almighty; Marinus, cynical, learned, and brooding, who appears to have some tragic secret; Louis, a practical and unscrupulous man of action; and Willy, a boy who escaped from an orphanage to enlist, hoping for better food in the Army of the Potomac. Together they make up a family in a world that becomes increasingly absurd and barbaric, one in which rumors of imminent exchange and the t

Author: Joanna Higgins

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 285

Publisher: Thorndike Pr

Publication Date: 1998-10-01

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ISBN: 0786215941


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