I must admit that what first captured my attention to Peter Carlson’s latest book is the nostalgic cover. The second attention grabber is the name “Junius”. I love antiquated proper nouns. Junius is a name that goes back to the founding of the Roman Republic.
However, this book has nothing to do with ancient Rome, whatsoever. Junius And Albert’s Adventures In The Confederacy is the latest of my reads. Author, Peter Carlson, has crafted a work that is at once compelling and entertaining.
I must mention, right away, that this book is not one of those dry, tomes that catalogues war events. It’s also not another one of those “Johnny Reb” boilerplates that appear from time to time. Junius And Albert’s Adventures In The Confederacy brings out an aspect of the American Civil War that most of us have given little or no thought to.
The story evolves around the…
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