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Escape from Andersonville: A Novel of the Civil War

Escape from Andersonville: A Novel of the Civil War by Gene Hackman and Daniel LenihanAn explosive novel of the Civil War about one man’s escape from a notorious Confederate prison camp—and his dramatic return to save his men.

July 1864. Union officer Nathan Parker has been imprisoned at nightmarish Andersonville prison camp in Georgia along with his soldiers. As others die around them, Nathan and his men hatch a daring plan to allow him to escape through a tunnel and make his way to Vicksburg, where he intends to alert his superiors to the imprisonment and push for military action. His efforts are blocked by higher-ups in the military, so Parker takes matters into his own hands. Continue reading