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The book is 281 pages of text yet we don't hear of the Sultana until page 168.
This book by Alan Huffman finally helps answer that question by getting into the mind of soldiers who faced the absolute worst life could bring.
The writing style is clear, widely accessible, authoritative, compassionate and immensely gripping.
The book has revealed a lot of interesting facts about the Civil War, especially the hardships, lack of training, feelings of the participants, etc. Read morePublished 4 months ago by B. J.
Agree with several of the other reviews.
Would have liked more on the Sultana disaster.
Chapter Eleven; page 167, and we begin to talk of the Sultana.
While I have not finished reading this book, I find it hard to put down due to the way the author has presented the personal experiences of some of the Union Soldiers. Read morePublished on August 21, 2010 by Cynthia R. Caldwell
A very well-crafted and vivid book. "Sultana" is, thankfully, not just about the ultimate tragedy of the sinking, but a personal look at the returning soldiers, the battles of the... Read morePublished on August 7, 2010 by NA Miles
Books that I have read on the American Civil War generally tend to focus on a few of its many facets: causes, politics, flamboyant individuals, military strategies, equipment,... Read morePublished on May 11, 2010 by G. Poirier
I have an ancestor, William L. Faurot, who served with the 18th Michigan Infantry Regiment, Company G, was captured and imprisoned in Cahaba Prison, survived that only to be killed... Read morePublished on May 10, 2010 by John M. Joslin
The story is compelling. Though hard to follow the different people at times, I got the gist. Tragedy upon tragedy. Read morePublished on March 21, 2010 by rfr
Just finished it. This should be a history book, mandated reading in our schools. What you realize early on is that you're getting an account of the Civil War that you've never... Read morePublished on January 9, 2010 by Paul Britt
I'm not one normally drawn to Civil War histories. But I am drawn to great stories, and that's what this is. Read morePublished on August 14, 2009 by VO