What's Going On Here?

There are SO MANY wonderful book review blogs out there and I can't compete with them, that is for sure. So this is not a book review blog. This is just a way for me to organize what I have read so that I can be better at matching the right book to the right person. The blog title comes from the brilliant mind of the most talented woman who ever lived, Ms. Judy Garland. The full quote is, "Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of someone else." That is what I hope to do here and in ever aspect of my life.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

The Son!

Not THE SON!  But Paul Fleischman, the author of Bull Run, is the son of Sid Fleischman!  And I knew it right away!
I really liked this book a lot, I would have given it 5 of 5 had I read it, listening to it was hard because there were so many characters.
The thing is it was very disturbing.  I am not a fool.  I grew up a Presbyterian.  I know there are no good people.  But to hear the horror racism from the Union soldiers.  It just ripped me up.  It just made me even more angry and puzzled and sickened.
The book also had a wonderful quote about war, "After a time though, the men took to studying Bibles instead of poker hands.  It struck me as strange that nearly all the legions of soldiers camped around me considered themselves to be whole, sold Christians, had heard preaching every Sunday of their lives, had memorized piles of scriptures and verses and yet were ready to break the commandment against killing, the moment the order was given."

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