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Fleischman, Paul

New York : HarperCollins, 1993.
IL 5-8 RL 6.4 .
ISBN 0064405885

(2 booktalks)

Booktalk #1

This is a fascinating book telling the story of the battle of Bull Run from many different perspectives. The characters who tell the story include African Americans, northern soldiers, slaves, Confederate soldiers and women.

Booktalk #2

We hear many stories of the Civil War.  Most involve battles fought and won.  But what was it really like?  What were the men like who fought the war?  What were their motivations in joining the war?  Paul Fleischman tells the story of several different participants in the war.  Did Northerners fight against slavery or were their motives something else?  What about the foreigners who joined up?  This is a fascinating account of what it might have been like to be part of this time.  Follow the diverse paths that all lead to the Battle of Bull Run.

SUBJECTS:     Bull Run, 1st Battle of, Va., 1861 -- Fiction
                        United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns -- Fiction


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