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Hidden among the photographs, uniforms, revolvers, and war medals of the Civil War are the remarkable stories of some of the most unlikely heroes: women.

North, South, Black, White, Native American, immigrant - the women in these small drama biographies are wives, mothers, sisters, and friends whose purposes ranged from supporting husbands and sons during wartime to counseling President Lincoln on strategy, from tending to the wounded on the battlefield to spiriting away slaves through the Underground Railroad, from donning a uniform and fighting unrecognized alongside the men to working as spies for either side.

This audiobook brings to light the incredible stories of women from the Civil War that remain relevant to our nation today. Each woman's experience helps us see a truer, fuller, richer version of what really happened in this country during this time period.

©2018 Marianne Monson (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • Detailed Shopper
  • 09-06-2021

Both-sides-ism

The stories are exciting. However, the author reinforces white reconciliation above justice, and possibly the lost cause narrative.

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  • KHdeB
  • 12-01-2021

Style kills the stories

Maybe I am just partial to historical fiction, but both the narrative style of the writing and the somewhat robotic nature of the narration killed this book for me. In terms of the writing I think it would’ve been better to have delved more in depth into a few of the stories presented rather than giving a short synopsis of many stories with no depth. It is good to know the breadth of women who took part in the Civil War, but it would’ve been more interesting in a more narrative style.

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  • Darcy Arwen Leigh
  • 29-09-2020

eye opening reading

Shocked. awed. amazed. marvelled. the stories of the heroism, bravery, leadership of women during the civil war. listen to this one.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-01-2019

Excellent!

This was was both an informative and interesting read about a difficult time in our country's history and the many women who played vital roles.

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