©1992 The University of North Carolina Press; (P)1996 Blackstone Audio Inc.
This book is full of which companies and troops went where in what battle and in between. A real travelogue of the armies but I wanted more of the character of this Civil war hero and less of the details of mud and hardtack. You listen to a lot of detail maneuvers to get down to the man.
This is one of the best biographies I have ever listened to! This man is without a doubt one of the most amazing American hero's of the Civil War and yet probably few are familar with him and all the battles he participated in while suffering a number of injuries. This book makes you feel like you have met and spent time with Joshua Chamberlain. I only wish I had learned of this man sooner when I lived in New England and could have visited his home in Maine. You will enjoy this book.
Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain is one of the iconic figures of the American Civil War. Trulock brings to life the man that so many of us first learned about while watching the film Gettysburg. He truly had the "heart of a woman and the soul of a lion." This gentle General fought through many bloody battles, but always did so with the true courage and glory that was often sought for by others, but often never attained. If you are looking for a book about a humble hero, this is it. Excellent to read on the Kindle and listen to on Audible.com.
Absolutely. I have always been interested in the life of Joshua Chamberlain. He played such a critical role in the Battle of Gettysburg and its outcome. yet he was just an everyday person, not a military man.
I always wondered how such a man could stand up to the stresses of war like he did and be the great leader he was.I also wondered what life was like for him after the war ended.
This book helps answers those questions.
The book is well written, adds excellent detail, and fills in the life of Joshua Chamberlain nicely. The one area I would have loved to see more detail is the relationship between Chamberlain and his wife. The two seem so different and those differences do not appear to change much over time. The threatened divorce would seem to have warranted further investigation, but the author does not add to that. Nor for the reasons why they stayed together.
All in all, an outstanding book, well written, about the life of a complex, Christian man who lived his life as best he could consistent with his stated beliefs.
Such a man would be considered a dinosaur today. But a life well worth studying.
Parker makes an excellent narrator. His balanced presentation was enjoyable, but not monotonous. He is able to provide the needed voice inflections and emphases need to keep a long, non-fiction book interesting.
Yes, find something I missed previously
Made me think of what these soldiers felt during the battles
American hero, showed what being human meant.
A good biography. A very interesting man who was at the center of the Civil War. The only complaint that I had was when the author moved from writing biography to giving her view on the constitution. I wonder if she views her contract with her publisher a a "changing/evolving document"? I bet not.
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