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Stealing the General by Russell Bonds tells the story of the Great Locomotive Chase as it happened on April 12, 1862.
Some authors writing about historical events feel the need to provide descriptive filler to pad the pages and replace details that have been lost to time.
Well written and researched; it was one of those books that once you started reading it you just couldn't put it down.
Terrific well written and fascinating recount of an amazing episode and little known aspect of the Civil War. Loads of fun. Reads like a novel. Read morePublished 2 months ago by J. M Ullman
Book makes the civil war come to light as you read it. Excellant read and great gift for birthdaysPublished 2 months ago by Kindle Customer
The author has read all the prior books on this subject especially all of Pettinger's books. He has distilled them into one comprehensive book that explains the contradictions... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Joel
This is one of the best Civil War stories ever known. Getting the details of those involved and the actions before and after the Stealing of the General makes this book a necessary... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Tim Rose
Interesting story if your into US and Civil War history. Almost written like an easy to read textbook with good historical documentation.Published 7 months ago by Mac
Our friend loves trains. He told us about the movie of this book and how much he liked it so we bought him the book..Published 8 months ago by Marlin
Mr. Bonds hooked me into a 3-day reading binge with his fine story of Stealing the General. Since I just hung up my English teacher book bag at Hotchkiss School, I am able to... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Geoffrey B. Marchant
Books are received promptly and in good condition. Another book in my collection about the Andrews Raid in which my uncle was a participant and hanged. Read morePublished 9 months ago by JUDY M SCHMIDT
Loved this book. Behind this true story is every characters real life. Bonds captures those stories and thus gives you an opportunity to feel their lives and appreciate. Read morePublished 11 months ago by James Ramsey