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Barry Denenberg - Dear America: When Will This Cruel War Be Over?

Dear America

Dear America: When Will This Cruel War Be Over?

The Civil War Diary of Emma Simpson, Gordonsville, Virginia, 1864

Author: Barry Denenberg

  • AGES 8 - 12 
  • Genre Historical Fiction, Diaries and Journals
A Confederate girl growing up in the South during the Civil War reveals the hardships of Southern life as the war tore her family and the nation apart. Emma can't bear the ravages of war — disfigured and defeated soldiers returning home, the threat of disease, the Yankee soldiers who rob and burn their homes. But Emma gains perspective on what is truly important and vows to never waste another precious day of life.

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