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By James Henry Gooding

Here's a shiny, unforgettable portrait of the Civil warfare as visible during the eloquent letters written via a black soldier within the Massachusetts 54th Regiment--the popular regiment featured within the highly-acclaimed motion picture Glory. Gooding's smart, witty and opinionated observations of army lifestyles and the behavior of warfare is impossible to resist.

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