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e-Book Testament: A Soldier's Story of the Civil War download

by Benson Bobrick

ISBN: 074325113X
ISBN13: 978-0743251136
Language: English
Publisher: Simon & Schuster; Reprint edition (August 2, 2004)
Pages: 288
Category: Americas
Subategory: History

ePub size: 1397 kb
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Rating: 4.2
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Benson Bobrick has written a compelling book.

Benson Bobrick has written a compelling book. David J. Eicher Author of The Longest Night: A Military History of the Civil War Testament by Benson Bobrick is a touching and intimate portrait of one man's adventure during the Civil War. Rarely does a book provide such a compelling window into what war can mean to a single human being. Frank J. Williams Chair, The Lincoln Forum From Pea Ridge to General Sherman's march to Atlanta, "Webb" Baker marched with the 25th Illinois Regiment

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The story of the author's great-grandfather's Civil War experience, based on a remarkable set of newly discoverd letters-a powerful .

It is the first time since I left Otterville. I almost feel anxious to be in a battle & yet I am almost afraid. In Testament, Benson Bobrick draws upon an extraordinarily rich but hitherto untapped archive of material to create a continuous narrative of how that war was fought and lived.

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Testament: A Soldier's Story of the Civil War. by Benson Bobrick

Testament: A Soldier's Story of the Civil War. by Benson Bobrick. It is the first time since I left Otterville.

Testament by Benson Bobrick - The story of the author's great-grandfather's Civil War experience, based on a. .

Testament by Benson Bobrick - The story of the author's great-grandfather's Civil War experience, based on a remarkable set of newly discoverd letters-a. Have a Civil War Question? Author Benson Bobrick Has An Answer. A Soldier's Story of the Civil War.

This book was long overdue. - Jeffry D. Wert, author ofCavalryman of the Lost Cause, "With his customary flair and keen insights, Benson Bobrick has written yet another splendid book. Master of War indispensably belongs on your Civil War bookshelf, right next to biographies of Lee, Grant, Sherman, and Stuart

Benson Bobrick received his doctorate from Columbia University and is the author of fourteen books. Testament: A Soldier’s Story of the Civil War. Wide as the Waters: The Story of the English Bible.

Benson Bobrick received his doctorate from Columbia University and is the author of fourteen books. Also by Benson Bobrick: The Caliph’s Splendor: Islam and the West in the Golden Age of Baghdad. Master of War: The Life of General George H. Thomas. The Fated Sky: Astrology in History. and the Revolution it Inspired.

The story of the author's great-grandfather's Civil War experience, based on a remarkable set of newly discoverd letters—a powerful, moving addition to the firsthand soldiers' accounts of the Civil War.Dear Mother, I was very glad to hear from home this morning. It is the first time since I left Otterville. We marched from Sedalia 120 miles....I almost feel anxious to be in a battle & yet I am almost afraid. I feel very brave sometimes & think if I should be in an engagement, I never would leave the field alive unless the stars & stripes floated triumphant. I do not know how it may be. If there is a battle & I should fall, tell with pride & not with grief that I fell in defense of liberty. Pray that I may be a true soldier. Not since Stephen Crane's The Red Badge of Courage have the trials and tribulations of a private soldier of the Civil War been told with such beguiling force. The Red Badge of Courage, however, was fiction. This story is true. In Testament, Benson Bobrick draws upon an extraordinarily rich but hitherto untapped archive of material to create a continuous narrative of how that war was fought and lived. Here is virtually the whole theater of conflict in the West, from its beginnings in Missouri, through Kentucky and Tennessee, to the siege of Atlanta under Sherman, as experienced by Bobrick's great-grandfather, Benjamin W. ("Webb") Baker, an articulate young Illinois recruit. Born and raised not far from the Lincoln homestead in Coles County, Webb had stood in the audience of one of the Lincoln-Douglas debates, become a staunch Unionist, and answered one of Abraham Lincoln's first calls for volunteers. The ninety-odd letters on which his story is based are fully equal to the best letters the war produced, especially by a common soldier; but their wry intelligence, fortitude, and patriotic fervor also set them apart with a singular and still-undying voice. In the end, that voice blends with the author's own, as the book becomes a poignant tribute to his great-grandfather's life -- and to all the common soldiers of the nation's bloodiest war.
Comments:
Kekinos
This book is written for Civil Wae buffs and those who really want to know the story from the side of those men who actually fought in this war. The everyday soldier who lived and died for what he believed was right. Another book for those who realize that war is the last chapter in solving any problem.

Siatanni
I am a Civil War reenactor and as such am always looking for books on the Civil War period. This book blew me away. It presented the CW in fairly complete chronology and at the same time followed one soldier, using his actual correspondance, as he walks over 3200 miles in less than 4 years. After reading the copy I had borrowed from the local library, I ordered it to keep on my Civil War shelf.

Ranenast
While the letters are quite interesting, they constitute a very small part of the book, the bulk of which is a very traditional narrative of the Civil War. I was expecting something more focused on the original documents - so I was disappointed to realize that little of this book is original testimony. The item description makes it clear that there is more than the letters in the book, but I was not expecting the letters' material to constitute so little of it. So beware - if you are looking for a solid (but by no means original) narrative of the Civil War, buttressed by limited, but interesting material from a private's letters, this is for you. But if you are looking mostly for first hand testimony, you might be disappointed, as I was.

Walan
Looked forward to the another of Bobrick`s books. This falls short,however. A third of it is just a re-hash of the letters in the narrative. A little dis-appointing.

Chilele
I ordered this book as required reading for an online class that I am taking this summer. It arrived quickly and in good condition. Much cheaper than the college bookstore price.

Mr.jeka
I got this book for my father who is a Civil War nut! He loved it and it seemed interesting to even me! The style of the book and the design of the pages is absolutely wonderful, it looks like diary pages from back then! Very satisfied!

Bandiri
was not at all what I was expecting. way to much about the different battles of the civil war and not enough about the mans diary. have not finished it and chances are that I wont. If you do not like reading all the details of a battle then don't buy this book.

The ideal preparation for reading Bobrick's "Master of War: The Life of General George H. Thomas." Civil War story telling at its best. On pg. 28 he quotes Jefferson Davis: "We seek no conquest, no aggrandizement, no concession of any kind from the States with which we were lately confederated:...all we ask is to left alone." Not true. The Confederate leaders intended to expand to the Northwest, California (the big prize), and the border states of Kentucky and Maryland (which would have included Washington, DC), leaving the northern states a powerless rump. This was obvious, understood, and absolutely unacceptable to the ruling elite in the North. That's why it can be called the "War of Southern Aggression," although, as has been noted elsewhere, the whole nation was spoiling for a fight. In short, the contest was not about slavery or states' rights, but rather about power. It was slipping from the hands of the southern elite, and they would rather risk everything rather than let it go. In German, it's called die Flucht nach vorne. See my essay "On the Causes of the Civil War" at aotc dot net.

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