Alas, I just wasn't impressed with this book, although I really wanted to be.
The story line could have been interesting but I was greatly distracted by the simplistic character development and somewhat implausable series of events.
Fans of fiction, the Civil War, or Lehrer in general will all enjoy this book.
This story presented the battle at Antietam, to me and now I want to go and see where this battle took place and try to understand what happenedPublished 12 months ago by Judith A DeWitt
I enjoy reading Jim Lehrer's works and I feel this is one of his best. It involves the discovery of a body of a union soldier near the Antietam Battlefield (near the Lower or... Read morePublished 16 months ago by E. Willmore
Jim Lehrer combines fiction and non-fiction in a most interesting plot around some remains that were found years later in the wrong place after a Civil War battle. Read morePublished on December 18, 2012 by LESLIE CARNEY
I found the story to be interesting and intriguing, and well-researched. You know Lehrer has walked the battlefield and crossed the Burnside Bridge over the Antietam Creek. Read morePublished on August 7, 2010 by Joseph H. Race
Never having read Mr. Lehrer but being an admirer of his work on Public Television I had looked forward to this read. Alas, it proved to be a disappointment. Read morePublished on May 15, 2010 by kofigan
Now I know why Jim Lehrer hasn't quit his day job! Alas, I just wasn't impressed with this book, although I really wanted to be. Read morePublished on January 22, 2008 by Mara Zonderman
This is a very interesting novel that captures both the ferocity of the Battle of Antietam and intensity of feelings that people have about the Civil War. Read morePublished on March 18, 2006 by Scott Hercher
I read it while living in Virginia near many of the Civil War battle fields, I found this story extremely interesting. It put a very different twist on the battle.Published on March 9, 2006 by K. Jarvis
Jim Leher's novel was a great disappointment to me. An individual so accomplished, articulate and engaging left all that behind when he sat down to write this novel. Read morePublished on January 4, 2006 by george danskin