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STEALING THE GENERAL The Great Locomotive Chase and the First Medal of Honor

by | Read by Bronson Pinchot

History • 14.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2007

A year after the Civil War began, a Union spy and 19 infantry followers stole a train engine, THE GENERAL, and made their way north, cutting telegraph lines and destroying tracks. Some of the perpetrators were captured and hanged, but six of the hijackers were the first to earn the Medal of Honor. This book is the first comprehensive account of this episode. Narrator Bronson Pinchot has a classy, deep voice that is both subtle and compelling. His diction is impeccable, and he raises and lowers his pitch to create dramatic tension. The best part of Pinchot’s performance is that it’s seemingly effortless: He reads; we listen to a terrific story. Books don’t get much better than that. R.I.G. © AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2011]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2011

CD ISBN 9781441789051 $34.95 • Twelve CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781441789068 $29.95 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

 

Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2011

CS ISBN 9781441789037 $85.95 • Eleven cassettes

CD ISBN 9781441789044 $118.00 • Twelve CDs

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