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With Lee In Virginia - A Story of The American Civil War By G.A. Henty
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This novel was written by GA Henty during a time in history when the people of England were intrigued by the War between the Northern and Southern States of America; for them, this war possessed a... More > peculiar interest, not only because it was a struggle between people akin to them in race and language, but because of courage with which the south, with ill-fed, ill-clad, ill-equipped regiments, for four years sustained the contest against immense numerical superiority, with command of the sea; able to draw arms and munitions from Europe. The Confederates believed that they retained the right of withdrawing from the Union when they considered it advantagous. The North took the opposite point, and an appeal to arms became inevitable. Henty takes the reader on a journey back in time to witness the Civil War. The story is wonderfully written from the perspective of an eloquent neutral party. Henty does a superb job of bringing the reader into the midst of the lives of the people of Virginia during a bitter struggle< Less