From New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell, the third installment inThe Starbuck Chronicles.Theepic battle for control of the Confederate capital continues through the hot summer of 1862.Its a battle that Captain Nate Starbuck, a Yankee fighting for the Southern cause, has to survive and win He must lead his ragged company in a bitter struggle, not only against the formidable Northern army, but against his own superiors who would like nothing better than to see Nate Starbuck dead....
|Title||:||Battle Flag (Starbuck Chronicles)|
|Publisher||:||HarperCollins September 18, 2001|
|Number of Pages||:||415 pages|
|File Size||:||965 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Battle Flag (Starbuck Chronicles) Reviews
Another well written historical war fiction set in the US Civil War (or War of Yankee Aggression). The descriptions are riveting and the characters well rounded. I actually stopped reading this book for a while when I was upset by the poor decisions of a main character that I liked. I did not want to read about the probable bad results of their decision, because I cared for that fictional individual! Naturally, the plot helped them evade the logical bad results and all was well (Whew!). Bottom line is that I found the story engaging and enjoyable. The only quibble is that at times the directions seem to be incorrect so that someone that I thought should be in one place was actually in another, which is a little disorienting.
The Starbuck Chronicles series gave me an understanding of the Civil War that I did not have before reading them. A brief synopsis of the series: the books follow the adventures of a Massachusetts Yankee, Nathanial Starbuck, from a visit to Richmond, VA to the battle of Antietam. Cornwell's writing brings to life the early battles of the Civil War from the Confederate perspective. They say the winner writes the history but in this case we see the war from the other side. Well done, richly written with great characters you love, hate and respect. It saddens me that Bernard Cornwell has not finished the series as he has promised many times.
Cornwell is a master at depicting the horrors of battle and war in general. His characters are also very well done.
The author's research must have been exhaustive, and therefore his descriotions of people, time and place are Spot On!
This is a terrific read for the Civil War history buff. After book one the story becomes more interesting. Cornwell must continue this series.
I thought I was a student of the Civil War, but I got such a different perspective of the Civil War. I never understood the motivation for non slaveholders to fight for the Confederates cause. I also did not fully appreciate how the South was able to be so successful in the early years of the War when they effectively had no established military system of supply or support for their soldiers. He does not gloss over, or apologize for the slavery, he portrays it for what it was, brutal and beyond civilized.
Bernard Cornwell is really a master at blending a fictional story into the factual history. Cornwell has obviously done a great deal of research into the civil war, and surrounding politics of the period, It really draws you into the story, and makes you want to learn more of the real history of the battles and life of the soldiers and civilians of the American Civil War. I wish books like this were recommended reading for my American History classes in school! It would have made the war more relevant than the dry boring text books we had to rely on.
never warmed to this series