(E–pub) Death on the River author John Wilson


Death on the River

REVIEW Death on the River READ Õ STATUSWHATSAPP.CO ↠ John Wilson John Wilson ↠ 1 FREE DOWNLOAD En he is wounded and taken prisoner in his first battle at Cold Harbor Virginia and confined to the Confederate prison camp at Andersonville where 30000 soldiers face violence disease and starvation Frightened and disillusioned Jake takes up with Billy Sharp an unscrupulous opportunist who shows him how to survive no matter what the costBy the war's end Jake'. If you can get past the ugly cover art misleading title and cheesy Gone with the Wind font you ll have a really good Civil War story to read There aren t many kids books that cover Andersonville Prison in any kind of detail It was a horrible place Overcrowded Filthy Lice infested Food was so scarce the men were little than skeletons if they survived When Jake arrives at Andersonville he is faced with a moral dilemma Steal and kill to save your own skin or retain your humanity and gamble with death Jake survives Andersonville with the help of his immoral criminally minded friend Billy When it s all over Jake must face the fact that he stood by while Billy committed murder to save his own skin The death on the river refers to the overloaded Mississippi Riverboat that caught fire sending hundreds of people to their death Many of the people on board were soldiers returning north after the war ended It s misleading to name the book after that incident when Andersonville prison is the main focus of the story Again a really good Civil War book but no one is going to read it with that cover A shame

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REVIEW Death on the River READ Õ STATUSWHATSAPP.CO ↠ John Wilson John Wilson ↠ 1 FREE DOWNLOAD Set during the last year of the American Civil War Death on the River portrays the grim brutality of war through the eyes of a young soldierAfter the older brother he worshipped is killed in battle young Jake Clay joins the Union Army in the spring of 1864 determined to make his parents proud and honor his brother's death His dreams of glory vanish however wh. The novel Death On the River by John Wilson is a story that takes the reader back into the days of the civil war With a so called addiction to history Wilson describes the life of a young soldier named Jake Clay in great detail In Wilson s short biography in the back of the book he admits that even the worst horrors that are told in the story are true accounts That being said this book is still written with diction that most closely relates to the reading level of a juvenile and often than not would appeal to boys than to girls I would highly recommend this book to any reader who can tolerate the occasional gruesomeness Jake Clay is a young soldier who joins the army to prove to his family that he was just as good as his brother and ends up in a prison camp called Andersonville There he makes a friend by the name of Billy Sharp who shows Jake how to stay alive After Jake has been released he attempts to make his way north by a boat called the Sultana This trip will bring him even closer to death than the prison camp but it also provides Jake with his one chance to do something good The book is extremely stimulating The details throughout the story are both vivid and sometimes rather horrifying but both do an excellent job of engaging the reader s imagination The target audience consists of juveniles The diction flows very carefully to be very interesting and simple to read to high level readers and yet is simple enough for lower level readers to grasp and enjoy With the details contained in the story the target audience is also fairly masculine There are several instances in the story where a certain percentage of women would not find the story amusing The book is also enjoyable to those that feel like they have accomplished something by reading chapters The chapters in this story are very short as in each chapter is a maximum of 15 pages Personally I enjoy the shorter chapters and bigger words It allows for story development in a shorter number of pages The book reaches a high point of intensity very fast and maintains the high level of intensity throughout Over all I think that the consistent amount of violence the use of words and the short chapters lend them self to making the target audience younger boys Being a 17 year old boy I would highly recommend the book to anybody that has time to read it

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REVIEW Death on the River READ Õ STATUSWHATSAPP.CO ↠ John Wilson John Wilson ↠ 1 FREE DOWNLOAD S sleep is haunted by the ghosts of those who have died so he could live When the camp is liberated Jake and Billy head north on the Mississippi riverboat Sultana overcrowded far beyond its capacity Unknown to Jake the fateful journey up river will come closer to killing him than Andersonville did but it will also provide him with his one chance at redemption. Recommended for gr 6 9 Mild expletives war imagery The story opens with Jake about to leave a hospital to return home at the end of the Civil War The reader learns about his story in flashbacks The war that Jake experiences is not glorious and heroic it is full of death and unfairness The story may appeal to boys who like blood and guts war stories although much of the story takes place at the Andersonville prison camp and very little during actual fighting It would have been nice to have had a historical note the descriptions of Andersonville and the ship Sultana are accurate according to Wikipedia

  • Paperback
  • 193
  • Death on the River
  • John Wilson
  • English
  • 08 September 2018
  • 9781554691111

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  1. says: REVIEW Death on the River (E–pub) Death on the River author John Wilson READ Õ STATUSWHATSAPP.CO ↠ John Wilson

    John Wilson ↠ 1 FREE DOWNLOAD (E–pub) Death on the River author John Wilson The novel Death On the River by John Wilson is a story that takes the reader back into the days of the civil war With a so called “addiction to history” Wilson describes the life of a young soldier named Jake

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    John Wilson ↠ 1 FREE DOWNLOAD READ Õ STATUSWHATSAPP.CO ↠ John Wilson (E–pub) Death on the River author John Wilson Could you imagine living in a place that is nicknamed “Hell”? Andersonville is called this because of the awful living conditions harsh diseases and the lack of uality food that is given to the captured there Jake Clay the main character is having a tough time coping with the things that he has seen and that

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    READ Õ STATUSWHATSAPP.CO ↠ John Wilson John Wilson ↠ 1 FREE DOWNLOAD (E–pub) Death on the River author John Wilson If this book had a different cover I'd be able to sell it at my high school Unfortunately the cover is horrible and cheesey The story however is pretty darn good I could see this being used on an American History reading list pretty easilyJake Clay joins the Union Army after his brother dies fighting Why? For r

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    REVIEW Death on the River (E–pub) Death on the River author John Wilson READ Õ STATUSWHATSAPP.CO ↠ John Wilson This is a Young Adult book for high school than a lower level I think But I found it to be a very gripping story which I read very fast almos

  5. says: (E–pub) Death on the River author John Wilson READ Õ STATUSWHATSAPP.CO ↠ John Wilson

    READ Õ STATUSWHATSAPP.CO ↠ John Wilson (E–pub) Death on the River author John Wilson If you can get past the ugly cover art misleading title and cheesy Gone with the Wind font you'll have a really good Civil War story to read There aren't many kids' books that cover Andersonville Prison in any kind of detail It was a horrible place Overcrowded Filthy Lice infested Food was so scarce the men were little than skeleto

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    (E–pub) Death on the River author John Wilson READ Õ STATUSWHATSAPP.CO ↠ John Wilson REVIEW Death on the River Reason for Reading John Wilson is a Canadian author whom I have read a few books of and enjoyed I also enjoy reading Civil War histor

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    READ Õ STATUSWHATSAPP.CO ↠ John Wilson John Wilson ↠ 1 FREE DOWNLOAD (E–pub) Death on the River author John Wilson Reviewed by Kira M for TeensReadToocomWhen Jake's brother is killed in battle during the Civil War he decides to join up with the Yankee Army in order to honor his brother's memoryTaken down in a bloody battle he's sent off to Andersonville Georgia one of the worst prison camps in recorded history When a soldier without any moral sense befriends Jake he's flattered and desperation drives him to turn a blind eye when the man murders lies an

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    (E–pub) Death on the River author John Wilson I read this book right after Alive in the Killing Fields so it might not get a fair shake from me I liked the story itself the Civil War experie

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    (E–pub) Death on the River author John Wilson Recommended for gr 6 9 Mild expletives war imagery The story opens with Jake about to leave a hospital to return home at the end of the Civil War The reader learns about his story in flashbacks The war that Jake experiences is not glorious and heroic it is full of death and unfairness The story may appeal to boys

  10. says: REVIEW Death on the River READ Õ STATUSWHATSAPP.CO ↠ John Wilson John Wilson ↠ 1 FREE DOWNLOAD

    (E–pub) Death on the River author John Wilson Jake Clay lies about his age to become a soldier in the Civil War He is captured and held prisoner in a Confederate prison camp To ensure his survival Jake uickly joins a gang and befriends another soldier who has no problem killing other fellow soldiers to steal from them This story may be uncomfortable for some readers as Jake's actions aren't always honorable The author clearly is an expert in this field of study and the boo

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