Outstanding historical account(s)
Liked them all
It shows the general attitudes of their time (European towards Native Americans). Attitudes move along social/political waves throughout the minefields of time. This account illistrates very well what happens when (at times) we step on a mine and re-adjust. SGT Windolph recalls the battle AND attitudes with a chilling innocence.
Must have for anyone interested in the "Indian Wars"
Northern Civil War "buffs" and re-enactors that want to role-play a Northern POV concerning this subject for public amusement.
Book is written as a novel, no sources quoted at all. A Yankee point-of-view all the way.
Example, if one were to ask Nazis what the truth is about Jews, you would get the same kind of response.
Completely one-sided. I would believe it more if sources for whats presented were there..
Example, "At first, William Clarke Quantrill conveniently sided with whomever was the strongest at the time - abolitionists or slavery.." IF true, it would have been better if the author said something like, "At first, William Clarke Quantrill conveniently sided with whomever was the strongest at the time - abolitionists or slavery, or so (name of Raider) would later tell interested folks." or something like that.
Even has him torturing animals as a child WITH NO SOURCES MENTIONED as having witnessed this.
I got less a feeling of hearing History than I did opinion, roomer and a Novel.
He did a great job conveying the author's intent. Was read as though he was disgusted in the subject. Really funny too. I got the vision of a girly-boy who was gossiping about roomers he'd heard on someone. The narrator was playing his part well!
Eye-opening in that it shows how the North still thinks about the Civil War and Confederate figures. I am sure the actions described really happened but this PRETENDS to jump inside his head..
Got the book here with one of my credits, glad I didn't pay for it on top of membership.
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