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Subject: Book recommendation
Date Posted: 8/16/2015 10:26 AM ET
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Anybody know of any good books set around civil war?  I read one in 5th grade (not sure what war it was set i, could have been civil or revolutionary) that I would really like to read but I can't remember the title.  I think it had a character by the name of Sam, and was banned in a lot of places.

Date Posted: 8/16/2015 8:59 PM ET
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Could you be thinking of "My Brother Sam is Dead" by James Lincoln Collier? It was set during the American Revolution, and is a great book. 

Date Posted: 8/16/2015 9:55 PM ET
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Yes!!! Thank you so much! Any other recommendations welcome!

Date Posted: 8/16/2015 10:14 PM ET
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John Jakes' North and South trilogy is set during the Civil War. I've only read the first one (North and South), but I have the other 2 books, just haven't gotten around to reading them yet...

Date Posted: 8/16/2015 10:15 PM ET
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And then there's Gone with the Wind, obviously...  :)

Date Posted: 8/16/2015 11:18 PM ET
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Yay for our Vicky!!! Searching for a long-lost title of a book with only a character's name to go on? Ask a Librarian!!!

 

Date Posted: 8/16/2015 11:28 PM ET
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Amazing, Vicky!

Date Posted: 8/18/2015 10:23 AM ET
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Thanks for the suggestion!  I'll check it out!

Date Posted: 8/18/2015 10:41 AM ET
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blushReally, that's my job...one big Trivial Pursuit game!  I get those kinds of questions all the time, and I love the challenge.  I'm glad that was the right book, Karen.  

I have another Civil War book that was wonderful: My Name is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira.  I loved this book.  

Date Posted: 8/18/2015 1:44 PM ET
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Plus one for me re: My Name is Mary Sutter. A wonderful book!