Tuesday, June 3, 2014

The Sentinels of Andersonville by Tracy Groot

The Sentinels of Andersonville by Tracy Groot - 348 pages

In this novel by Tracy Groot, inhuman acts and their impacts are shown.  Using fiction to tell a story, Groot shows how the Andersonville Prison in Civil War Georgia had horrific conditions and how most Southerners had the mindset mistreating the prisoners was okay.  That said, a small group of citizens protested the conditions and did what they had to in order to help. 

Reading about the conditions in Andersonville reminded me of the conditions the Jews faced in the concentration camps.  However, those that took a stand show another side to the story; one of placing good before evil despite persecution. In all, I was happy with this book and thought it was well-written.

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