Battle Flag (The Starbuck Chronicles, Book 3)

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HarperCollins Publishers, Jul 23, 2009 - Fiction - 480 pages
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The third volume in the Starbuck Chronicles. The battle for control of Richmond, the Confederate capital, continues through the hot summer of 1862.

Captain Nate Starbuck, yankee fighting for the Southern cause, has to survive and win with his ragged Company in the bitter struggle not only against the formidable Northern army but equally in opposition to his own superiors who would like nothing better than to see Nate Starbuck dead and dishonoured.

Starbuck’s courage is tested to the limit in his desperate manoeuvres to retrieve his own and the Legion’s honour in this the thrid narrative of Bernard Cornwell’s sweeping epic of the American Civil War.

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Book 3 of the Starbuck Chronicles, I felt that this work unpredictably shifted characters from antagonist to protagonist with little reason. Still a fun read, yet not as attention grabbing as 'Copperhead.' Read full review

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A very accurate and visceral dramatization of the early confrontations of the American Civil War that covers the 2nd Manassas battle through the eyes of protagonists from both sides. It demonstrates from the front lines and the generals viewpoint the differences between the two armies and the military skill of Gen Lee in trying to gain a decisive early victory which untimely failed but came very close. 

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About the author (2009)

Bernard Cornwell was born in London, raised in Essex and
worked for the BBC for eleven years before meeting Judy, his
American wife. Denied an American work permit he wrote a
novel instead and has been writing ever since. He and Judy
divide their time between Cape Cod and Charleston, South
Carolina.

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