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Brothers' War

The Civil War Voices in Verse
Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
Length: 25 mins
Categories: Teens, Ages 11-13

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Publisher's Summary

In compelling poetry, the spirits of Frederick Douglas, John Brown, and William Tecumseh Sherman come alive. So does the heart-rending tale of a Confederate son and Union father, the desperate struggle of boys fighting like men, the horrifying shrieks of the wounded, and the pitiful plight of a toil-weary slave. One poetic letter finds distraught parents aching for a son who hasn’t been heard from in months. Another spotlights a wounded lad languishing in a POW camp, determined to survive his living nightmare.

The poems of National Children’s Book Week honoree J. Patrick Lewis - acclaimed author of more than 45 works and frequent book reviewer for The New York Times - have graced the pages of dozens of magazines and more than 70 anthologies. In The Brothers’ War, Lewis’ vivid word-pictures provide youthful listeners with a poignant portrait of the brutal conflict that slaughtered a generation and left millions in despair.

©2007 J. Patrick Lewis (P)2008 Recorded Books

Critic Reviews

“An exemplary work.” ( Publishers Weekly)
“This book should be in every middle school, high school, and public library. It is an important addition to the Civil War collection of books.” ( Children’s Literature)
“This book is an excellent choice for a literary component to Civil War units.” ( Library Journal)

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