Kirkville, N.Y. (PRWEB) September 03, 2013
War, once begun, is butchery. What is it like to march and die? Author James Edwards Jr. answers this question in a rousing historical account of the Civil War from antebellum America to its full scale bloodshed in his debut book titled A Time For Soldiers: A Civil War Journey Volume 1. In this volume, readers will understand that men and women can never be separated from wars, let alone stand as mere spectators while other people are out there fighting for their rights, ideals and principles.
The Civil War—a nightmarish catastrophe for the North and the South and a conflict so deep it tore the very fiber of the nation—engulfed literally everyone in America. With this, the author aims to immerse the reader directly into the events that transpired in history, particularly the election of Abraham Lincoln and how people stood in line deciding who to vote for knowing that the right decision is a decision for the looming war.
In this book, each chapter is a unique and separate story with some miniscule connection between them. On the one hand, Samuel Jamieson Tiegs is a young man voting for the first time for president. He is aware that he is making a decision for civil war and must prepare for it as it descends on the nation like a storm. On the other hand, minister Paul Dupre, who despises slavery and the very thought of secession, but who can’t help believing in the legality of it, attends the secession convention. He is convinced he can do some good to pour water on the fire but ends up getting caught in the conflagration. Meanwhile, Chris Barnett, a young reporter for a small newspaper in Franklin, Tennessee, gets permission from President Davis to travel with the western Confederate armies. He is swallowed up in the events, reporting from the front, sometimes literally, and in the process, discovers himself and the cause already lost but covered in the mystique of history.
A soldier in America is not born, he or she has to be made, which is to say, created. When the cause is right, one goes whole hog to win. The Civil War is proof of the butchery that can result. A rare and impressive historiography, Time For Soldiers: A Civil War Journey Volume 1 is a must-read for civil war and history junkies.
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About the Author
James Edwards Jr. holds a master’s degree in Social Studies Education. He has lived in the Syracuse, N.Y. area most of his life, with stints in New Orleans and Pennsylvania. The author currently lives in Kirkville, N.Y.
A Time For Soldiers: A Civil War Journey Volume 1 * by James Edwards Jr.
Publication Date: July 15, 2013
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