War Within A Novel of the Civil War Author:Carol Matas Holly Springs, Mississippi, 1862:The Green family owns a general store in this small Southern town where they have lived for many years.But ever since the Union army occupied her beloved town, Hannah Green has been furious. Her sister, Joanna, has fallen in love with Captain Mazer of the Union -- the same Union that has been fighting agai... more »nst her brothers in the Confederate army to destroy the Southern way of life.Now General Grant has issued General Order #11, which commands all Jews to evacuate the territory under his command. The Greens are forced to follow the Union army to Memphis. For the first time Hannah and her family face discrimination simply because of their religion. She begins to realize that not everyone believes the basic truths she has always accepted. While the battles rage around her, Hannah begins to fight another war -- the war within -- which could destroy everything she has ever believed.With the historical accuracy for which she is known, best-selling author Carol Matas turns her attention to an unexamined chapter of the Civil War and creates a thought-provoking and heart-racing masterpiece.« less
Although this book is written for young adults, I found it very enlightening about the plite of the Jewish people during the Civil War. It is a quick read but very educational. I would recommend it to anyone interested it Civil War history even though it is a work of fiction.