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 Posted: Fri Mar 28th, 2008 11:21 pm
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cody6397
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I read the book soldiers Heart by Gary Paulsen. It was rather gory and only had about 90 pages but i like that it showed how high stakes the war was and how the 15 year olds felt going into such a blody war. If you have some free time then i recomend this book



 Posted: Sat Mar 29th, 2008 01:09 am
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Thanks, Cody. I could use a good fiction read.

And, welcome to the board!

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 Posted: Sat Mar 29th, 2008 05:34 pm
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Actually not fiction, the author took the letters & diary of a real man and added quite a bit. The young man is buried in Winona MN. The events described are pretty much as they happened. Well resrearched and well written IIRC.



 Posted: Sun Mar 30th, 2008 08:06 pm
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yeah by the way the author is Garry Paulsen, another great book by him is hatchet or brians winter



 Posted: Sun Mar 30th, 2008 08:26 pm
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Cody you are right about  Gary Paulson.  He writes great coming of age Young adult  fiction.  He has won the Newbery Honor award three times for his books .  He has over 200 books to his credit. 

The title Soldier's Heart comes from another name for DaCosta Syndrome  an anxiety disorder first observed during the Civil War .  The soldier would have all the signs of Heart disease but nothing would be physically wrong with them.   Related to modern day PTSD . 

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 Posted: Mon Mar 31st, 2008 09:59 pm
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Thats right, the boys name was Charley Goddard and he was in every battle but Bull Run, I read that Paulsen just put that in their to show how that battle was or something like that.



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ive read Hatchet and Brians River. Paulson is a good author.

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