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The Boys' War: Confederate and Union Soldiers Talk about the Civil War
Contributor(s): Murphy, Jim (Author)

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ISBN: 0395664128     ISBN-13: 9780395664124
Publisher: Clarion Books
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: March 1993

Annotation: "This well-researched and readable account provides fresh insight into the human cost of a pivotal event in United States history".--The Horn Book, starred review. Illustrated with over 50 archival photos.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | History - United States - 19th Century
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography - Historical
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Photography
Dewey: 973.7
LCCN: 89023959
Age Level: 10-12
Grade Level: 5-7
Lexile Measure: 1060(Not Available)
Guided Reading: Y (Grade 6)
Physical Information: 0.3" H x 7.9" W x 9.9" L (0.84 lbs) 110 pages
Features: Bibliography, Ikids, Illustrated, Index, Price on Product, Table of Contents
Review Citations: Booklist 05/15/1993 pg. 1697
Publishers Weekly 03/29/1993
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 6018
Reading Level: 7.6   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 3.0
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
An ALA Best Book for Young Adults: Firsthand accounts of the experiences of boys sixteen and younger who fought in the Civil War, with photos included.

Winner of the Golden Kite Award for Nonfiction

"Making extensive use of the actual words--culled from diaries, journals, memoirs, and letters--of boys who served in the Union and Confederate armies as fighting soldiers as well as drummers, buglers, and telegraphers, Murphy describes the beginnings of the Civil War and goes on to delineate the military role of the underage soldiers and their life in the camps and field bivouacs. Also included is a description of the boys' return home and the effects upon them of their wartime experiences...An excellent selection of more than 45 sepia-toned contemporary photographs augment the text of this informative, moving work." --School Library Journal (starred review)

"This wrenching look at our nation's bloodiest conflict through the eyes of its youthful participants serves up history both heartbreaking and enlightening." --Publishers Weekly

"This well-researched and readable account provides fresh insight into the human cost of a pivotal event in United States history." --The Horn Book (starred review)

Contributor Bio(s): Murphy, Jim: - Jim Murphy's nonfiction books have received numerous awards, among them two Newbery Honors, the Sibert Medal, three Orbis Pictus awards, the Margaret A. Edwards award, the James Madison Book Award, and a National Book Award nomination. Born and raised in New Jersey, Jim lives in Maplewood, NJ, with his family.
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