Daphne wrote:I have read Geraldine Brooks' book March. I, too, was pleasantly surprised. I learned about what it was like to be on a war front in such a war, and a bit about what was going on politically in the background - about Ralph Waldo Emerson's writing during the war, about John Brown's effects - mostly about the Virginia war effort, and how very descriptive the book was on daily war.
This book also has some quite surprising romances going on!
Here was me before the book - "What can this chick from Australia (no offense, Sleepydumpling) know about the Civil war?"
This was me after - "She wrote with an impartialness about the North and the South that only someone not raised in the states could do"
Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.
P. J. O'Rourke