Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Book Blog Tour Stop - The Last Confederate Battle by John J. Cline
Today, I'm hosting a book blog tour stop for The Last Confederate Battle by John J. Cline.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
History records that the last battle of the Civil War was fought on the red clay soil of the Rio Grande River at Palmito Ranch, near Brownsville, Texas. That battle took place in mid-May 1865, more than a month following General Lee’s surrender at Appomattox, Virginia. There are factual accounts of skirmishes that took place long after Lee’s surrender. The historical attention to detail is highly accurate giving the reader a front row seat to life before, during and after the Civil War.
The Last Confederate Battle brings to light the perspectives from both sides, revealing the positive and negative natures of men. Conflict within our own country is remarkably described through the writings of John Cline; the main characters of this multifaceted story come to life as real historical experiences are interwoven into each page.
The only problem I had with this novel is that the author might should have done a wee bit more research on East Texas, where the story concludes. I'm a third-generation Texan, and have a lot of family who live in East Texas, and I'm sorry Mr. Cline, but there isn't any mountains in East Texas.
Historical fiction fans as well as those interested in the Civil War era will be interested in this book.
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My thanks to Media Guests for including me on this tour. I was not compensated for my opinion.