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Miracle at St. Anna
Miracle at St Anna
Author: James McBride
As World War II draws to an end, four Buffalo Soldiers from the United States Army's Negro 92nd Division find themselves separated from their unit and behind enemy lines in Italy.? Risking their lives for a country in which they are treated with less respect than the enemy they are fighting, they discover humanity in a small Tuscan village of St...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781594483608
ISBN-10: 1594483604
Publication Date: 9/2/2008
Pages: 320
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

3.5 stars, based on 23 ratings
Publisher: Riverhead Trade
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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keywestlori avatar reviewed Miracle at St. Anna on + 33 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I discovered what the buffalo soldiers were about in the war and this tender story touched my heart.
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Helpful Score: 3
Surprisingly touching. Those with a fondness for alternate stories of WWII, those that concern things other than Pearl Harbor or the Holocaust, will find this interesting, with mostly well-developed characters and a current of mystery running throughout.
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Helpful Score: 1
I though the book looked good, and told my highschool son(who I am having a hard time to get to read lately) to at least read the first chapter, and he was hooked, and didn't put it down until he read the whole book. There is some offensive language, but that is how they talked.

From the inside Jacket: Inspired by a historical incident that took place in the village of St. Anna di Stazzema in Tuscany and by the experiences of the famed Buffalo Soldiers of the 92cd Division in Italy during World War II, Miracle at St. Anna is a singular evocation of war, cruelty, passion, heroism, and love. It is the story of four American soldiers, the villagers among whom they take refuge, a band of partisans, and an Italian boy, all of whom encounter a miracle_though perhaps the true miracle lies in themselves.
Traversing class, race and geography, Miracle at St. Anna is above all a hymn to the brotherhood of man and the power to do good that lives in each of us. IT reveals a little-known but fascinating moment in history through the eyes and imagination of a gifted writer. Like The Color of Water, James McBride's stunning first novel will change the way we perceive ourselves and the world.
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Helpful Score: 1
Moving and touching World War II novel.
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Helpful Score: 1
Amazing read - would strongly encourage anyone with an interest in WWII to read.
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Based on a true story I really enjoyed this war story set in Italy.
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I enjoyed this story so much. I really did not know where it was going to lead, but it kept me reading. The end was bitter sweet but a miracle indeed. I normally do not read alot about wars and soldiers but I encourage others to enjoy it as I did.


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