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Andersonville by John McElroy
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by John McElroy

28 ratings, 12 reviews

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Patrick Fromm

December 21, 2013

Best book ever


Kevin Davis

July 12, 2013

I think it maybe the greatest story i have read about the civil war...and it was free!


Al Hill

July 01, 2013

A very moving presentation on The treatment of Union POWs during the civil war. I have visited Andersonville but was unaware the nabuse was pervasive throughout the south. A good read.


John Wills

August 24, 2012

Very useful description of life as a prisoner during this war. It is also interesting how little we learn from history, since these same behaviors have repeayed themselves in subsequent conflicts. Provides a useful perspective on both the dark side and the resilient sides of human nature.


Nina Esposito

August 23, 2012

Amazing first hand account of life as a Civil War POW. After having read memoirs from Vietnam and WWII POW's it was interesting to see much of the same emotions and interactions no matter what the era. One can only hope that mankind can learn from their past horrors.


Warren Plauche

July 09, 2012

Glowing,honest presentation of yet another horror of war. Not much has changed, has it? Will we never learn?


Kevin Thompson

June 28, 2012

Drags on a bit - but overall very good reading as it lends insight to the poorest of conditions encountered at Andersonville .... One American upon another - hmmmm - it would not take much to replicate the barbarism once food supplies dwindle in our current state - it seems to me the union boys are more educated than the avg american is today.


Genevieve Baril

May 22, 2012

Comme ses bon


Sammy Clark

April 29, 2012

This is a truly epic story of the fate of Union POWs at the hands of their Confederate captors.


Richard Williams

April 25, 2012

Amazing book, beautifully written, very memorable.


Sheila McGinn

August 24, 2011

Gripping realism. An important memoir of the little-known history of union POWs in the South. Couldn't put it down.


Ed McKnew

August 13, 2011

This is a classic Civil War book that readers will find compelling in the extreme. I've visited Andersonville twice in my life, and nothing brings the horrors of the place closer to home than this book. It deserves the close attention of all who are interested in this period of our American history.