I absolutely loved this book !While it is heartbreaking, it is also inspiring !
The author has taken a very tragic period of history, and made it come alive for the reader.
You can feel the squalor, death. and hopelessness that permeated the prison, and wonder how man can be so deplorable , yet at the same time, celebrate in the love these brothers in arms had for each other, not just to survive, but to hope against hope they would see another day.
This is a wonderful, yet painful book to read , that befits the courage of the men who had to live and die through it. It is also a celebration of life that somehow by God's grace men lived to see another day and a time of peace.
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This was hard to put down. What these men went through was horrific. If you are faint of heart you may not want to read. I knew how bad it was supposed to be but never knew it was that bad.it is hard to understand how people in a town right next to this place could let this happen. The characters in this from both sides of the war are well done. I received a copy of this book from bookfun.org for a fair and honest opinion.
This book had me enthralled right to the end. From the way the characters were developed and the way they interacted with each other to the way the plot just kept getting better!!! Usually, halfway through the book, you can guess the outcomes, but this book had me guessing right to the end. Add to this some historical lessons that were presented in perfect detail.
I can count on one hand the authors that have such a compelling way of telling stories that hook me and keep me turning pages well into the night. This is the first Tracy Groot novel that I read, but it definitely won't be the last.
"The Sentinels of Andersonville" was a great read. I was consistently horrified by the atrocities that one human will commit against another. The amount of men that died in prison during the war that was recorded in this book was so huge that I am saddened by the lives that were lost unneccessarily. What this book taught me is that no matter how much you are in the minority, as long as you are doing something right, you will come out able to hold your head up in the end. The Sentinels of Andersonville really made me take a different look at the war. I think for the most part, most men didn't want to fight, but they were forced into it by others saying they must do their duty to either the South or the North.
I honestly enjoyed this book. I had trouble putting it down as I wanted to find out what happened not only to the men in the prison, but to the townspeople that were trying to help them.
I recevied a free copy of this book from The Book Club Network for my honest review. I was not payed for my positive review.