Rifles for Watie

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Product Number: Z11704
Released: Aug 07, 2015
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ISBN: #9781501904912
Narrator/s: Tom Stechschulte
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With fighting erupting around his Kansas farm, 16-year-old Jefferson Davis Bussey can hardly wait to join the Union forces. He wants to defend his family from the dreaded Colonel Watie and his Cherokee Indian rebels. After enlisting, Jeff discovers the life of a soldier brings little glory and honor. During battle, his friends die around him. And when he infiltrates Watie's camp as a spy, he discovers the enemy is much like himself-only fighting for a different cause. As Jeff collects information, he wonders if he will be able to betray his new rebel companions when the time comes for him to return to the Union forces. Historian and author Harold Keith packs this well-researched novel with fascinating details and breath-taking action. Rifles for Watie was named an ALA Notable Children's Book and won the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award. Believable characters and vivid battle scenes burst from the pages of history with narrator Tom Stechschulte's dramatic performance.

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Author(s): Harold Keith
Narrator(s): Tom Stechschulte
Product Number C1103
Released: Jan 14, 2000
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ISBN: #9780788737329
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Author(s): Harold Keith
Product Number EB00594942
Released: May 19, 2015
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: HarperTeen
ISBN: #9780062419675
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Homework Pack
Author(s): Harold Keith
Narrator(s): Tom Stechschulte
Product Number 3A761
Released: Sep 28, 2005
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ISBN: #9781419357008
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Author(s): Harold Keith
Narrator(s): Tom Stechschulte
Product Number 3K761
Released: Jan 29, 2007
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ISBN: #9781419357015
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Teacher's Guide
Author(s): Harold Keith
Product Number 43461
Released: Apr 17, 2000
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ISBN: #9780788757471
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Text - Paperback
Author(s): Harold Keith
Product Number 12980
Released: Feb 29, 2000
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ISBN: #9780064470308

Professional reviews

"This 1957 book garnered several awards and deserved them all. Sixteen-year-old Jeff Bussey joins the Union Army with his Kansas outfit and quickly learns the harsh realities of war. When he infiltrates the Confederate side, he is shocked to learn that the rebels are much like him and his Yankee companions. Tom Stechschulte brilliantly creates each character, whether Northerner, Southerner, Indian, slave, male, female, or child. The text is a roller coaster of joy, sorrow, death, and heartbreaking emotion, all perfectly translated in this masterful narration. Listeners experience the Civil War battlefields, fall in love, and survive malaria as the story unfolds. This fabulous true-to-life story humanizes war in a way that will give most teens pause for reflection. S.G.B. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine"

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