- A Soldier's Secret: The Incredible True Story of Sarah Edmonds, a Civil War Hero
A Soldier's Secret: The Incredible True Story of Sarah Edmonds, a Civil War Hero
September 01, 2012
Historical fiction at its best, this novel by bestselling author Marissa Moss tells the story of Sarah Emma Edmonds, who masqueraded as a man named Frank Thompson during the Civil War. Among her many adventures, she was a nurse on the battlefield and a spy for the Union Army, and was captured by (and escaped from) the Confederates. The novel is narrated by Sarah, offering readers an in-depth look not only at the Civil War but also at her journey to self-discovery as she grapples with living a lie and falling in love with one of her fellow soldiers. Using historical materials to build the foundation of the story, Moss has crafted a captivating novel for the YA audience. The book includes a Civil War timeline, archival photos, a glossary of names, and a detailed note on sources.
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Tons of detail about ordinary life in the military, plus a lot of coverage of fighting and action. Biographies and resources at the end of the book. Illustrations. Extraordinarily well researched!
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