Wednesday, April 20, 2011

An Eye For Glory

Michael Palmer is a good man, a family man. But honor and duty push him to leave his comfortable life and answer the call from Abraham Lincoln to fight for his country. This 'citizen soldier' learns quickly that war is more than the battle on the field. Long marches under extreme conditions, illness, and disillusionment challenge at every turn. Faith seems lost in a blur of smoke and blood...and death.

Michael's only desire is to kill as many Confederate soldiers as he can so he can go home. He coldly counts off the rebels that fall to his bullets. Until he is brought up short by a dying man holding up his Bible. It's in the heat of battle at Gettysburg and the solemn aftermath that Michael begins to understand the grave cost of the war upon his soul. Here the journey really begins as he searches for the man he was and the faith he once held so dearly. With the help of his beloved wife, Jesse Ann, he takes the final steps towards redemption and reconciliation.

Using first-hand accounts of the 14th Connecticut Infantry, Karl Bacon has crafted a detailed, genuine and compelling novel on the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Intensely personal and accurate to the times, culture, and tragedy of the Civil War, An Eye for Glory may change you in ways you could have never imagined as well.

If you would like to read the first chapter of An Eye For Glory, go HERE.

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Book Review

I love historical fiction, but often times historical fiction is written within the context of a romance.     An Eye for Glory is not romance or even a romanticized look at war.    It is honest and often times raw look through the eye of a soldier.  

Karl Bacon's thorough research showed in this book.    The main character, Michael, gave us glimpses of living as a soldier that I would never have considered.      Dealing with the effects of war during, after and even while at home.    You can sense his discomfort and sometimes even comfort after settling into the routine of living life amongst the battlefield.

This will most definitely be going on both of my boy's required reading list.    

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