Bernard Cornwell’s superb Civil War dramas have been compared with Michael Shaara’s The Killer Angels. Basing Battle Flag on the Campaign of Second Manassas in August, 1862, Cornwell takes the listener from whispered negotiations to the roar of cannon fire. A Northerner fighting for the South, Nate Starbuck has distinguished himself as captain of his Confederate regiment. But his battles go beyond the rifle smoke. The enmity between Starbuck and his commander, the unscrupulous General Faulconer, is never far from the surface. And when Nate encounters his stern father, who is fervently supporting Northern troops, Nate must calculate his own price for victory. Their flags are powerful symbols of the loyalty and ideology at work as Confederate and Union regiments clash at Manassas. But history, as Cornwell shows, is also shaped by more personal motives. Ed Sala’s performance captures all the drama of the Civil War—on the battlefields and in men’s hearts.
©1995 Bernard Cornwell (P)2000 Recorded Books
I would absolutely listen to it again, I really enjoyed it. Great story, good history info and great characters.
I like having the characters lives wrapped around true historical happenings.
I really enjoy listening to Ed Sala's voice. Very easy to listen to.
There are parts of the story where you experience both sadness and laughter.
The one star has nothing to do with the book that I previously enjoyed very much, just that it is another version of an unabridged Cornwell book previously published at Audible - NOT a new book in the series. Oops, I downloaded it again, and lost a credit.
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