The Brothers' War: Civil War Voices in Verse

The Brothers' War: Civil War Voices in Verse

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The wonderful wordplay of J. Patrick Lewis breathes new life into the speeches of Lincoln, the letters of Grant and Lee, and the moving human drama of our country's Civil War. Lewis' poignant poetry gives young readers a vivid insight into the brutal conflict that tore America apart. The author draws on primary-source books and articles to inspire each poem, bringing the ordinary and extraordinary voices of the Civil War to light. The book also includes a note from the Photo Editor on the authentic period images used throughout. Readers experience history directly as it was lived by Americans in the 1860s.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781426300370
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Publication date: 11/27/2007
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 10.33(w) x 9.54(h) x 0.39(d)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

J. Patrick Lewis is a full-time writer and poet, and a former professor of Economics. He has published numerous children's books, many in verse. His poems have appeared in various children's magazines and in over 70 anthologies. He reviews children's books for the New York Times, presents teachers' workshops on teaching poetry, and visits numerous elementary schools each year. He lives in Chagrin Falls, Ohio and his online address is

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Brothers' War: Civil War Voices in Verse 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Kivrin22 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Not for kids! There are some gruesome Brady pictures in here, plus there was a poem with a verse about "stopping a bullet with my face" or something. Otherwise a great book, but for older kids. There are little synopsis next to the poems about the aspect of the Civil War they were writing about.
civilwargirl More than 1 year ago
The Brothers' War Civil War Voices in Verse by J. Patrick Lewis is poetry about the Civil War. The photographs that go with the poems are stunning, but many of the poems left we wanting to feel more. Lewis wants you to feel something, but I felt more of an emotional impact reading Walt Whitman's poetry. Also Lewis neglected the voices of women and children who were also affected by the war.