Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials. No defects, little sign of use. The majority of pages are undamaged with minimal creasing or tearing, minimal pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. Story of the end of the Civil War; with a 12 year old boy seeking his father in the midst of the chaos of a final battle. Instead of taking the easy rout, Jones handles the peculiar institution maturely and fairly in his story neither romanticizing or demonizing it. In a brilliant historical novel set during the siege of Nashville in December 1864, Madison Jones tells of the adventures of twelve-year-old Steven Moore and his slave companion, Dink. The story would have benefitted from some authorial distance.
The grown Steven's rhapsodic celebration of the Confederate soldier, and his defense of slavery- -while perfectly believable in this character--diminish the book's power somewhat. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials. Markings do not interfere with readability. Having lived on the battle field where this book took place for years, I was familiar with most of the land marks described in the story. The story would have benefited from some authorial distance. Dink, who is Steven's age, views the trip, at first, as a curious adventure.
Reading copies and binding copies fall into this category. The narrative, though, suffers by seeming so entirely partisan. In December 1864, the ragged, shell-shocked Confederate army under Gen. These scenes have a raw power and harsh originality that set them apart from most recent fiction about the War. His travels and adventures recall those of Huckleberry Finn and Jim, since our hero also has a black companion.
This book takes place during the battle of Nashville. I was not prepared for how much of a personal connection this story would make me feel with the late unpleasantness. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. Steven's younger sister is seriously ill, his mother exhausted, their farm, close to Nashville, menaced by Union forces, so he decides to bring his father, an officer in Hood's forces, home. Dink, who is Steven's age, views the trip, at first, as a curious adventure. One of a young boy who was caught up in a hostile occupation while trying to protect and help his family. May be without endpapers or title page.
Sanders Books Publication Year 1997 Dimensions Weight 8. They arrive just in time to see the fighting, which is quite unlike anything Steven imagined, especially the confusion. The plot has the simplicity of a folk tale. It's a slim book but it's definitely a book of high literary quality and entertaining to boot. But their encounter with a black Union soldier, who tells Dink that he is free, confuses and disturbs him. The boys reach Hood's army just as the battle of Nashville begins.
The boy takes the opportunity to muse on slavery and develop his opinions, but has to listen to the opinions of men from both sides who were around them. This slim historical novel reflects the horrors and the excitement of the Civil War through the eyes of its 12-year-old hero, Steven Moore; and the book's ultimate success depends on how believable we find the child's voice. One of a young boy who was caught up in a hostile occupation while trying to protect and help his family. The Confederate Army was in disarray, having just been soundly defeated in the Battle of Franklin, a town just twenty miles south of Nashville. When Steven heard that his father was based somewhere in the area, he and his slave friend, Dink, slip through the Union lines to find him.
For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops. It seems, finally, too partisan to be entirely compelling. The E-mail message field is required. For its sheer storytelling power and the truths it reveals of the Civil War, Nashville 1864 is sure to join the handful of indispensable books on our nation's history and character. They arrive just in time to see the fighting, which is quite unlike anything Steven imagined, especially the confusion. I read this book when it first came out and it was the first book I ever read by Madison Jones. Very minimal wear and tear.
No obvious damage to the cover, with the dust jacket if applicable included for hard covers. The story of their plight and their subsequent travels of discovery is told in a low-key manner, but the horrors still come through. Accompanied by a male slave his own age, Moore leaves his distraught mother in order to penetrate enemy lines and beg his father, an heroic Confederate captain, to desert his desperately beleaguered troops because his wife and babies are ill. Surprised at how compelling this little book 129 pages was. This is a story, simply told, about the battle of Nashville during the Civil War.
This amount is subject to change until you make payment. I found this to be a thoughtfully written book, one written from the viewpoint of an innocent boy who is suddenly thrust into the harsh realities of life. They experience the horrors of war, though they were helped by men of both sides who tried to get them to safety. For its sheer storytelling power and the truths it reveals of the Civil War, Nashville 1864 is sure to join the handful of indispensable books on our nation's history and character. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.