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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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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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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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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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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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A true written story ...

of who we are and where we came from. These United States aren't easy; lucky us to have books like this to remind us. Great listen-read for anyone who enjoys good story.

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Some great, some too sad

Although I really really enjoyed some of the stories, the ones about the Native Americans were just too much for me to listen to. Although they needed to be told and I hope others can listen. The stories were well written.

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Couldn’t wait to suggest it to others

This material and the talent were a supreme match, in my opinion.

It’s an excellent read for my nieces to learn of empowered women. I want them to see that circumstance of time and place doesn’t have to mean no hope or choice. I feel this work can teach them that without being preachy.

This is real life. It’s entertaining as well as instructive. Kudos. Will be looking for future publications.

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Really well done and fascinating!

Incredible.listened to it 3 times back to back, for fear I missed something. Do not pick sides, all from the perspective of the women.

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