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Publisher's Summary

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

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Great read

Would you listen to Battle Flag: Second Manassas, 1862 again? Why?

I would absolutely listen to it again, I really enjoyed it. Great story, good history info and great characters.

What did you like best about this story?

I like having the characters lives wrapped around true historical happenings.

What about Ed Sala’s performance did you like?

I really enjoy listening to Ed Sala's voice. Very easy to listen to.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

There are parts of the story where you experience both sadness and laughter.

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Excellent!

Absolutely love this series. This was my second time to listen to it. Characters were fantastic, the narrator was perfect and the mix of history and fiction was very well done. Great series

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This series MUST be completed!!

This series must be completed! please mr.Corwell? oh god, just lay me down ! !

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Warrick
  • 07-29-11

Beware

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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  • John
  • 11-19-14

Changing mid stream

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

No. When I first started listening to this series the narrator was Tom Parker for the first two books. I was disappointed to find that to continue the series I would have to change narrators. It may not sound like much but some times a narrator can make a book.

If this book were a film would you go see it?

Yes I believe it is a great story!

Any additional comments?

Why has Tom Parker disappeared and why did he not finish the series?

0 of 1 people found this review helpful