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Product Details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: BiblioLife (Dec 9 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0559808690
  • ISBN-13: 978-0559808692
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 20.3 x 1.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 227 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,683,624 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Bill Kauffman is the author of nine books, among them 'Dispatches from the Muckdog Gazette' and 'Ain't My America'. He was born in Batavia, New York, and currently resides in Elba, New York, with his wife and daughter.

Harold Frederic: The author of 'The Damnation of Theron Ware', as well as 'Gloria Mundi'. Jonathan Yardley called Damnation "a minor classic of realism"

Ronald F. Maxwell is an independent film director and writer. He is most famous for writing and directing the American Civil War epics 'Gettysburg', and 'Gods and Generals'. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Civil War novel Aug. 11 2005
By Bomojaz - Published on
This short novel is set in the Mohawk Valley of NY during the Civil War. Abner Beech, once highly regarded by the community, hates abolitionists and the idea of the Civil War - he wants it to stop: he's a Copperhead (Northerners who thought the war against the South could not be won and therefore thought a negotiated peace should be made with them). His neighbors come to despise him and even burn his house down. Through the words of his chief enemy's daughter, Abner has a change of heart (this is the weakest part of the book). The entire story is told through the eyes of Abner's adopted 13-year-old son, a most fortunate stylistic decision on Frederic's part: the boy is quite perceptive and very funny. An excellent novel by an author who deserves better recognition today.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Well worth the time Sept. 7 2013
By Speedy927 - Published on
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I could rate this book lower because of the editing but I am more concerned with the story it tells than the technical problems. Now that I have read the book, I will watch the movie. Divisions among neighbors. War not entirely popular with every individual. Hatred developed and wicked acts flow.

A good reminder that kindness and love for your neighbor is a higher goal than agreement over politics.
Too many typos Aug. 17 2013
By Larry Edward - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I like the book, but there are way too many typos.
This should have been proof-read before release.

I wanted to read the book before I see the movie.

I'm writing about the Kindle version.
Excellent read Oct. 13 2014
By Anthony L. Poselenzny - Published on
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This historical novel gave me a great sense of what this time in our country was like as it was written from a regular person's perspective. It gave me a great insight into the moment. it made it real.
Worth reading! Aug. 4 2014
By larry perren - Published on
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Wife bought for kindle. Great read! An unusual perspective for a Civil War story.

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