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Unequaled Eloquence In Revisiting The Horrors of Battle,
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This review is from: The Passing of Armies: An Account of the Final Campaign of the Army of the Potomac (Mass Market Paperback)There can be little doubt about it; this book is a 300 page poem. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, the school teacher from Maine who rose to Brevet Major-General, wounded six times in battle, and commanded the surrender ceremony at Appomattox, effortlessly composed, in the waning years of his life, one of the most beautifully-written Civil War reminicenses ever written. You will feel every emotion Chamberlain felt, because it cannot be helped- his writing is irresistable, it is as understated and dignified as he was, both in battle and in life. It is truly wonderful.
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