Battle Flag: Second Manassas, 1862 : Starbuck Chronicles

  • by Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by Ed Sala
  • Series: Starbuck Chronicles
  • 15 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Bernard Cornwell’s superb Civil War dramas have been compared with Michael Shaara’s The Killer Angels. Basing Battle Flag on the Campaign of Second Manassas in August, 1862, Cornwell takes the listener from whispered negotiations to the roar of cannon fire. A Northerner fighting for the South, Nate Starbuck has distinguished himself as captain of his Confederate regiment. But his battles go beyond the rifle smoke. The enmity between Starbuck and his commander, the unscrupulous General Faulconer, is never far from the surface. And when Nate encounters his stern father, who is fervently supporting Northern troops, Nate must calculate his own price for victory. Their flags are powerful symbols of the loyalty and ideology at work as Confederate and Union regiments clash at Manassas. But history, as Cornwell shows, is also shaped by more personal motives. Ed Sala’s performance captures all the drama of the Civil War—on the battlefields and in men’s hearts.


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Customer Reviews

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Great read

Would you listen to Battle Flag: Second Manassas, 1862 again? Why?

I would absolutely listen to it again, I really enjoyed it. Great story, good history info and great characters.

What did you like best about this story?

I like having the characters lives wrapped around true historical happenings.

What about Ed Sala’s performance did you like?

I really enjoy listening to Ed Sala's voice. Very easy to listen to.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

There are parts of the story where you experience both sadness and laughter.

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- Sarah Sidell


Absolutely love this series. This was my second time to listen to it. Characters were fantastic, the narrator was perfect and the mix of history and fiction was very well done. Great series
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- Pitstop

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-21-2011
  • Publisher: Recorded Books