The Boys' War: Confederate and Union Soldiers Talk  About the Civil War  -     By: Jim Murphy
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The Boys' War: Confederate and Union Soldiers Talk About the Civil War

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / Paperback

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Some Union and Confederate soldiers were as young as twelve, thirteen, or fourteen years old when they went off to fight in the Civil War. With firsthand accounts of their experiences, The Boy's War follows these boys through the rigors of camp life and drilling, right into the chaos of the battlefield.

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Format: Paperback
Vendor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0395664128
ISBN-13: 9780395664124
Availability: In Stock
Ages: 9-12

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Publisher's Description

First-hand accounts that include diary entries and personal letters describe the experiences of boys, sixteen years old or younger, who fought in the Civil War.

Author Bio

Jim Murphy is the author of An American Plague, which received the Sibert Medal and a Newbery Honor and was selected as a National Book Award finalist. His Clarion titles include The Boys' War and other award-winning nonfiction as well as a picture book, Fergus and the Night-Demon. He lives in Maplewood, New Jersey, with his family. For more information visit www.jimmurphybooks.com.

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"An excellent selection of sepia-toned contemporary photographs augment the text of this informative, moving work." School Library Journal, Starred

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