Hard Tack and Coffee
- Narrated by: Jim Roberts
- Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 07-28-06
- Language: English
- Publisher: Jimcin Recordings
Regular price: $37.80
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Jim Roberts takes care to draw out Billings' characteristic humor in his performance of this work, clearly articulating Billings' tales of his day-to-day life and activities as a Union soldier. This work may be of special interest to Civil War reenactors, who will find it full of vivid details about the mundaneness of a soldier's life beyond the battlefield.
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By Scherrie on 03-13-09
Hard Tack & Coffee
I enjoy history so this was very enlightening regarding the lives and trevails that our soldiers on both sides had to endure. There were many hardships that I don't think people understand in modern times. Gives lots of insite on how we lived and defended our nation during the Civil War.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
By Rob on 11-26-07
Good, dry information
I purchased this title expecting to get a plain, matter-of-fact account of the day-to-day life of a civil war soldier. I was not disappointed.
If you are at all intrigued with the civil war and would like to hear a good first person account, you can probably "soldier" through this, but keep in mind there was no attempt made to make this material interesting to the average person.
The reader was as dry as the content.
The information was very complete, which is why I give it a high rating.
9 of 11 people found this review helpful