The Brothers’ War: Civil War Poems in Verse

By J. Patrick Lewis

Added May 6, 2011

A century and a half ago our country stood divided into North and South. The Civil War, the most violent in American history, was killing and wounding over a million people. But those are just the facts. What did it feel like to be a teenage soldier dying in a ditch? A military leader watching a soldier blown to bits? A former slave fighting not only for the North but for his own future? In this collection of poems, J. Patrick Lewis adopts the voices of soldiers and civilians, Northerners and Southerners, famous and obscure, dead and alive, to bring the emotional side of war to life for a new generation of readers. Book jacket image and book description courtesy National Geographic. Used with permission.

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