The Journal Of James Edmond Pease, A Civil War Union Soldier (My Name Is America)
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He is chosen to keep a journal of the Regiment's History, because his handwriting is more legible than most. His impression of the early battles are spri ...more
The second book that I read this term was The Journal Of James Edmond Pease, A Civil War Union Soldier by Jim Murphy. Basically, the book is about the adventures that James has while fighting for the Union in the Civil War. The book focuses on the Civil War battles that take place in Virginia and describes the part that James plays in them.
My favorite part of the book was when James got separated from the rest of the Union...more
Murphy draws you into his book from page one. The outside of the book is gray in color showing a faded background of a civil war field with a charcoal picture of a young boy. This young boy is meant to represent James Edmond Pease. The story is technically broken into days not by chapters. The diary goes from the prelude of explaining he had help writing, to Nov 6th- May 13th of 1865. The writing is made to depict the era. The pages are from top to bottom of a smaller font with litt ...more
Not as much violence as there could have been, certainly, but still enough to make me think twice about letting my son read this (a precocious six year old) for another couple of years.
But a fine telling in a believable voice with top-notch maps and a fine his ...more
Perhaps it is only my love of the American Civil War that made me enjoy this b ...more