|Rebel (1993) [Novel]|
by Bernard Cornwell
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Series: Starbuck Chronicles, the
In the Summer of 1861 the armies of North and South stood on the brink of America's civil war. Rebel
tells how a northern boy, Nathaniel Starbuck, came to be fighting for the southern cause.
Jilted by his girl and estranged from his family, Starbuck arrives in Richmond, Virginia, capital of the Confederate South. He is rescued by the rich and eccentric Washington Falconer, who is raising his own elite regiment to fight against the Yankees. Starbuck enlists in the Falconer Legion even though it means fighting against his own people.
Others face similar dilemnas, but soon all confusion will be resolved by the shocking violence of the war that broke America in two.
Original title: Rebel
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ North America→ American Civil War