Brave Men in Desperate Times  -     By: John McKay
Buy Item $8.59 Retail: $12.95 Save 34% ($4.36) Add To Cart
Add To Wishlist

Brave Men in Desperate Times

Globe Pequot / 2006 / Paperback

$8.59 (CBD Price)
|
Retail: $12.95
|
Save 34% ($4.36)
Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours.
CBD Stock No: WW723726

Current Promotions
* This product is not available for expedited shipping.

Product Description

What was it like to be a poorly trained, ill-equipped, militiaman trying to defend your own home? What was it like to be stuffed into a makeshift submarine-an iron tube no more than 3 feet in diameter and propelled by a hand crank-and sent more than 30 feet below Charleston Harbor to attack the enemy? What was it like to be a Creek infantryman, riding into a Union post in frontier Oklahoma, carrying the rags of what had been your proud battle flag, knowing you were among the last of the Confederates to surrender?

What was it really like to be a soldier during the Civil War?

Brave Men in Desperate Times tells the stories of twenty-one ordinary Civil War soldiers-men who, by and large, have never had their stories published until now. These vivid, eyewitness accounts culled from battle reports, muster rolls, museum collections, family stories, and a handful of letters and diaries that have survived are a testament to the sacrifice, honor, and service of these courageous men.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Vendor: Globe Pequot
Publication Date: 2006
ISBN: 0762723726
ISBN-13: 9780762723720
Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours.

Related Products

  1. The Wall
    The Wall
    Eve Bunting
    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / 1992 / Trade Paperback
    $5.99 Retail: $6.99 Save 14% ($1.00)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW29772

Publisher's Description

What was it like to be a soldier in combat during the Civil War? What was it like to be a poorly trained, ill-equipped, and un-uniformed militiaman in a state "army" trying to, literally, defend your own home? What was it like to be stuffed into a dank, dark, sweltering, three-foot-diameter iron tube, turning a crank to escape an enemy howling after you, all while thirty feet below the surface of Charleston Harbor? What was it like to be a Creek infantryman, slowly riding in to a Union post in the wilds of frontier Oklahoma, carrying the threadbare rags of what had once been your proud battle flag, knowing you were among the very last of the Confederates to surrender? What was it like to be a Prussian-born corporal, barely able to speak English, caught in the midst of a vicious street battle in Fredericksburg? This new book tells the untold stories of the men on the front lines of battle during the Civil War.

Author Bio

John McKay spent fifteen years as a firefighter and paramedic before turning his interests into teaching and writing history. His main inspirations were his great-grandfathers on both sides of his family, Confederate veterans almost killed or badly wounded during the war. McKay has been a freelance writer and photographer for commercial magazines, newspapers, and academic and literary publications.

Editorial Reviews

About 9:00 that evening, the reinforcements arrived, and the boats finally filled up and headed south, toward Pittsburg Landing, where the broken remains of a once-proud Union army still held a foothold of ground. It had been raining since late afternoon, and Newton stepped off the boat into ankle-deep mud. In the pitch-black wilderness, he stood in the rain, waiting for the desperate fight that was only hours away; all around him, the sounds of wounded men rang in his ears. Later, Newton remarked that his only thought at the time was of how well his rubber poncho kept out the pounding rain.

Product Reviews

Be the first to write a review!

Ask Christianbook

Back
×

Ask Christianbook

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.

Availability

Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours.

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review

Start A New Search