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The Guns of Bull Run

3.82  ·  Rating Details ·  68 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Work from one of the most popular children's writers of his time. Part of "The Civil War" series.
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Published March 1st 2007 by Echo Library (first published 1914)
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Michael Burhans
This was a fun and interesting read. I'd recently read of this man, who was a hugely popular novelist in the post-civil war to world war one era, though I had never done so before. For a man as successful as he was, think the Grisham, or Luldum of his day, maybe a Cussler, I was stunned that his work seems to have all been forgotten.

Well Amazon had his complete illustrated works for like $2.99 so I though what the heck. Highly stylized language, specially the dialogue pointedly shows you this
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Tracy
Jan 03, 2015 Tracy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Riveting

I've never read anything like this before because, frankly I was never interested. I acquired this for homeschooling and decided to read it. I really enjoyed it. The writing is a little dated, yet enjoyable. The reasons for the Confederate support of the war are never mentioned, but in a way that is the story of Harry. He was swept up in the idea of going to battle and he was his father's son.
Craig Dunstan
Apr 30, 2012 Craig Dunstan rated it it was amazing
This was a very good book. The lead character, Harry, was very well developed in the story. He witnessed many historical events that were described very accurately. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in the Civil War. I'm looking forward to reading more books by Joseph Alexander Altsheler.
Sarah
Jul 18, 2013 Sarah rated it really liked it
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Boys loved this account of Ft. Sumter and first Bull Run seen from prospective of Kentucky boy fighting for the south against his cousin fighting for the north. I learned a lot of history in a painless manner. Boys want to read the entire civil war series.
Courtney
Jul 29, 2014 Courtney rated it it was amazing
Great story with what seem to be accurate accounts of early Civil War activities and battles. Very engaging with a likeable main character. I enjoyed the mingling of a fictional main character with historically accurate descriptions of Civil War generals.
Paul
Jan 21, 2013 Paul rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult, fiction
Although they were hard to find (other than Kentucky Frontiersmen, Altsheler's books were favorites for out-loud reading when our boys were younger.
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