Friday, May 18, 2012

An Eye for Glory

Author: Karl A. Bacon
Publisher: Zondervan
February 2011
ISBN: 978-0-310-32202-3
Genre: Inspirational/historical/Civil War

Michael Palmer has a wife and three children, but honor and duty push him to leave his comfortable life and answer the call from Abraham Lincoln to fight for his country.

Michael learns quickly that war is more than what he’d initially thought. It involves long marches through the field, under extreme conditions. Illness. Disillusionment. Faith is challenged and seems lost in the gun smoke and blood. Michael’s only desire is to kill as many Rebels as he can so he can go home. He counts off each Rebel that falls to his bullets—until he is brought up short by a dying man holding up his Bible.

As the war winds to an end, Michael begins to understand the grave cost of the war on his soul.

Karl Bacon is a long time student of the Civil War. AN EYE FOR GLORY is his debut novel, and it is based on first-hand accounts of the 14th Connecticut Infantry. A fascinatingly rich story, full of details, realistic dialogue, and setting that we can see—and smell. Karl Bacon can bring the Civil War to life, 150 years later.

Michael Palmer suffers some deep battle wounds from the war, not only physically, but also spiritually and mentally. This is a book that will resound in your memory long after you finish the book. If you are a history buff, and into the Civil War in a different sort of story (far from a romance), full of action, drama, battles, and death, then AN EYE FOR GLORY is a book you will want to read. $16.99. 364 pages.

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