Book Reviews of Jacob's Ladder: A Story of Virginia During the War

Jacob's Ladder: A Story of Virginia During the War
Jacob's Ladder A Story of Virginia During the War
Author: Donald McCaig
ISBN-13: 9780140282658
ISBN-10: 0140282653
Publication Date: 6/1/1999
Pages: 527
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 32 ratings
Publisher: Penguin Books
Book Type: Paperback
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EXCELLENT book. Totally fiction (except obvious non-fiction history), but really well-written. Even the descriptions of horrors in the battles are so well written that, while being horrified, make one feel he's there. Written from the perspective of slaves as well as plantation owners, it encompasses several story lines (five major/minor characters) and follows them to completion.

The thread holding them together is intriguing--a girl working for the WCA who interviews slaves about their memories. She meets a woman who she believes is white only to discover that the woman is a mulatto slave who has lived the life of a white woman for over fifty years. Incredibly fascinating.
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Gripping story of the Civil War from multiple perspective.
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A good read if you like the civil war era. A bit wordy and a little long but lots of history. It just reminds you of what a lost cause, that cost so many young mens lives, the war was.
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The Civil War from the integrated viewpoint of slaves, owners, and soldiers