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by Bernard Cornwell

  • ISBN: 1568953712
  • Category: Genre Fiction
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Bernard Cornwell
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Wheeler Pub Inc; LARGE PRINT/SPINE LEAN edition (June 1, 1996)
  • Pages: 472
  • ePub book: 1221 kb
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  • Rating: 4.1
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The fourth volume of Bernard Cornwell's bestselling series on the American Civil War and featuring rebel Nathaniel . The fourth in the series, The Bloody Ground depicts the Battle of Antietam near Sharpsburg, Maryland in fall 1862

The fourth volume of Bernard Cornwell's bestselling series on the American Civil War and featuring rebel Nathaniel Starbuck - a yankee fighting for the Southern cause. It is late summer 1862 and the Confederacy is invading the United States of America. Nate Starbuck a northern preacher's son fighting for the rebel South is given command of a punishment battalion - a despised unit of shirkers and cowards. The fourth in the series, The Bloody Ground depicts the Battle of Antietam near Sharpsburg, Maryland in fall 1862. The battle-which Southerners prefer to call the Battle of Sharpsburg-is known as the bloodiest day of the war.

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Bernard Cornwell was born in London, raised in Essex, and now lives mainly in the USA with his wife. In addition to the hugely successful Sharpe novels, Bernard Cornwell is the author of the Starbuck Chronicles, the Warlord trilogy, the Grail Quest series and the Alfred series

Bernard Cornwell was born in London, raised in Essex, and now lives mainly in the USA with his wife. In addition to the hugely successful Sharpe novels, Bernard Cornwell is the author of the Starbuck Chronicles, the Warlord trilogy, the Grail Quest series and the Alfred series. Also by the Same Author.

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It is late summer 1862 and the Confederacy is invading the United States of America. Nate Starbuck, a northern preacher’s son fighting for the rebel South, is given command of a punishment battalion – a despised unit of shirkers and cowards. His enemies expect it to be his downfall, as Starbuck must lead this ramshackle unit into a battle that will prove to be the bloodiest of the Civil War.

A superbly exciting novel which vividly captures the horror of the battlefield, The Bloody Ground is the fourth volume in the Starbuck Chronicles. About this book.

Takes Nate Starbuck from Ball’s Bluff to the bloody campaign in the peninsula, where the unregarded Robert Lee assumes command of the rebel army.

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Bernard Cornwell Northern Ireland

Bernard Cornwell Northern Ireland.

Bernard Cornwell was born in London and raised in South Essex Bernard cornwell series: Saxon Chronicles.

Bernard Cornwell was born in London and raised in South Essex. This book is sold subject to the condition that it shall not, by way of trade or otherwise, be lent, re-sold, hired out or otherwise circulated without the publisher's prior consent in any form of binding or cover other than that in which it is published and without a similar condition including this condition being imposed on the subsequent purchaser. Bernard cornwell series: Saxon Chronicles. The Warlord Chronicles.

Commanding a Confederate punishment battalion, Nate Starbuck leads a motley crew across the Potomac to join the Confederacy's first invasion of the northern states

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Darkraven Darkraven
I thought I was a student of the Civil War, but I got such a different perspective of the Civil War. I never understood the motivation for non slaveholders to fight for the Confederates cause. I also did not fully appreciate how the South was able to be so successful in the early years of the War when they effectively had no established military system of supply or support for their soldiers. He does not gloss over, or apologize for the slavery, he portrays it for what it was, brutal and beyond civilized.

This may be a novel but I think that Cornwell used the facts to give a fairly accurate portrayal of the South's actions in the War Between the States. So much of the book intertwines both the North's and South's motivations and actions.

This may be a novel but I think that Cornwell used the facts to give a fairly accurate portrayal of the South's actions in the War Between the States. So much of the book intertwines both the North's and South's motivations and actions.

Ok, I do have one major complaint about the Starbuck Chronicles; Cornwell stopped after only four books. I could not, or my wife, put them down.
Brannylv Brannylv
Cornwell is amazing as a writer of historical novels, especially those involving warfare. His Starbuck series centered on the U.S. Civil War is full of graphic battle descriptions as seen by the men -- and women -- involved. No detail is too small and no horror too frightening from Cornwell's narratives.

It does seem strange at times to run across characteristically British idioms in his narratives -- regardless of their settings. "But nor" is one that's a bit foreign to the American ear, but doubtless common to those on the eastern side of the Atlantic. Cornwell has lived for many years not far from my home on Cape Cod, yet he clings to some of his British idioms.

One complaint about this Kindle edition. There are a lot of typos. I can't believe they're included in the print editions, and they don't take away from the quality of the story, but they can be annoying.
Daigrel Daigrel
I started reading Cornwell's Viking series and read every one of those books. Then I bought all the Arthurian books and loved them as well. Right now I'm on his civil war series. If you like historical fiction, there's no one that does it better. Full of good writing and excellent battles. I plan to buy all the Sharpe books when I'm done with what I'm currently reading. If you're looking for comparisons...I'd say similar to Conn Iggulden
Ann Ann
I was looking for just one book to read about some civil war battles and found the Starbucks Chronicle series. I thought I would read just one and chose Bloody Ground for the Antietam battlefield and Harper's Ferry location we will be visiting in the fall. The strategies are clearly outlined, the political struggles amongst the leaders, the actual fighting intense and gruesome. I found it to be so well written and such a compelling read that I have decided I can't read just one. I will continue with the others in the series. A really terrific book to understand the horrible battle for that very bloody ground.
Chinon Chinon
The fourth and (probably) final book in Cornwell's Civil War series, The Bloody Ground takes us through the Battle of Antietam, the bloodiest single day battle in American history.

Without enough going on for a novel to ramp up between Second Manassas and Antietam, Cornwell contrives to send our protagonist back to Richmond to pick up a new command, a punishment battalion dubbed the "Yellowlegs" after they broke and ran in the Peninsula Campaign before they were even fully engaged. Nate of course brings them along and gets them back to the army in time to redeem themselves at Harpers Ferry and Antietam.

Cornwell's account of General McClellan sitting on the lawn and drinking tea while mismanaging the battle through his telescope and fretting over how to save his massively superior army from Lee's impossible counterstroke is priceless.

I would like to see Cornwell return to this series and write one or two more, but I strongly doubt that he will. For one thing, he has killed off one of the important characters that gave these stories balance. For another, there are not that many more major battles for the Confederates to win. Can you seriously imagine Cornwell's formula changing so radically that the book ended with Starbuck/Sharpe/Uthred defeated?
Iell Iell
Precise and palpable details present Cornwell's fiction with immanent force that conjures realistic imagery as real as dreams. This work and this series find his style hitting on all cylinders, and there couldnt have been a better topic than war-fiction based on the war between the states. Cornwell brings the objectivity of a foreigner to the work, and the choice of a copperhead for a first person narrator demonstrates the highest level of storytelling skill.

I've read the Saxon series and the Arthur series and a few others, and this series rates on par with the best. However, though the imagery and visual detail of the narrative are the best in the series, the character development lags the other works. In terms of character development and the fascination it creates in the reader, I find the first in the series strongest.

Finally I would add that I have been to the sacred bloody groud of Antietam / Sharpsburg, and walked the terrain, and I found this book faithfully bringing to life what my imagination could only suggest. For the Civil War buff this series is pure delight. Buy it.
Delirium Delirium
The Confederacy May have run out of men and munitions but Cornwall definitely ran out of ideas! Having read the previous three in the series, I decided to purchase The Bloody Ground, though I had a notion that the characters were beginning to struggle in the collective smoke and fog of War. The plot was shallow, thinly developed and ultimately unsatisfying. No doubt the powerful and dramatic representation of the fighting at Antietam was most accurate and at times confronting but I believe it should be the canvas for "a ripping yarn": not the centre piece of the novel!