Library Ed. Recorded Books 2009
CS ISBN 9781440714054 $30.75 Three cassettes
CD ISBN 9781440714092 $30.75 Three CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
A two-time Newbery Honor winner, Murphy is the king of nonfiction history for kids. This detailed accounting of the most costly single day of the Civil War lays out 1862's Battle of Antietam in the kind of bloody detail that gives one shudders. Murphy has a gift for elevating the individual stories of both generals and foot soldiers until they stand above the roiling uproar of a battle that toted up 23,000 casualties. Firsthand accounts shine in this compelling narrative. Kevin Orton lends even-handed authority to the gripping account with a voice that would suit a major network news anchor—only with more passion. Orton seems to be gripped by the unrelenting action in his narration, and he passes on that “you-are-there” feeling to readers. M.M.C. © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2010]
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