Wednesday, September 18, 2013

The Other Side of The River Book Review

Book Review of The Other Side of The River
  by Robert D. Halpert, MD

REVIEW BY: L. Bankhead

    This book is a glimpse into the life of Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson.  He's widely looked at as a brave, albeit eccentric military leader.  Yet, the author chooses not to brush aside the strong role that Jackson's spiritual life had on him and the country.  Even when our nation was at its most dire hour of crisis during the Civil War, the steadfastness and resolution of Lieutenant General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson will incite your own personal resolve.
     If you enjoy historical works, you will probably relish this book.  I felt the beginning was quite slow, and somewhat devoid of enthusiasm Though, it was still a strong book on many levels.  I think it would be very important for a potential reader to have some simple knowledge of our nation's history and what led to the Civil War. The author is throwing you right in to the middle of a national watershed, moments before the emergence of war.  Some historical knowledge would be a plus to the reader.  I do believe the average student would be lost with this book.  However, this would be an exceptional book for a high school / college student to use as a supplement to the study of the Civil War or Stonewall Jackson. 

(I received this book free from as part of their blogging program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commision's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.") 

NEXT UP!  Reviews coming your way this Fall.... 

Beauty By The Book, For Teens by Laurie Cole

Think 4:8 by Tommy Newberry 

Fatal Tide by Lis Wiehl

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