This award-winning historical novel is a collection of monologues by sixteen fictional characters and one real one, eight Northern and eight Southern, black and white, female and male, describing their personal experiences in the First Battle of Bull Run of the American Civil War in 1861. Issues such as race, gender, economic, social, and regional tensions are depicted throughout the novel. [Description from Wikipedia.]
“A Civil War drama told in sixteen voices, this is a heartbreaking and remarkably vivid portrait of a war that remains our nation’s bloodiest conflict…. Fleischman’s artistry is nothing short of astounding.” – Publishers Weekly
“Outstanding… unforgettable as historical fiction… an important book for every library.” – School Library Journal
ISBN: 9780064405881 | Published by HarperCollins.