Third volume in the Starbuck Chronicles. The battle for control of Richmond, the Confederate capital, continues through the hot summer of 1862.
Captain Nate Starbuck, yankee fighting for the Southern cause, has to survive and win with his ragged Company in the bitter struggle not only against the formidable Northern army but equally in opposition to his own superiors who would like nothing better than to see Nate Starbuck dead and dishonoured.
Starbuck’s courage is tested to the limit in his desperate manoeuvres to retrieve his own and the Legion’s honour in this the thrid narrative of Bernard Cornwell’s sweeping epic of the American Civil War.
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Captain Nathaniel Starbuck has survived the early battles of the Civil War, but his northern breeding still makes him an object of suspicion to many of his southern comrades, and his enmity with his regiment's founder, General Washington Faulconer, makes his position even harder.
When Faulconer attempts to discipline his opponents, he sets in train events that will culminate in a savage battle – and Starbuck, his friends and his enemies will find themselves once more staring death in the face.
A superb story of courage, friendship and betrayal, 'Battle Flag' is the third volume in Bernard Cornwell's Starbuck Chronicles.
"Cornwell unerringly hits his form…battle-scenes of exceptional grandeur pictured in brisk, pungent prose"
DAVID HUGHES, 'Mail on Sunday'
"Admirable catches the chaotic and bloody nature of the action…It's a State-of-the-art Shawbuckler"
"A Humdinger of a bloods-and-guts battle"
"Cornwell's descriptions…have a narrative verve excitement which sweep the reader along behind Jackson and Lee"
T. J. BINYON, 'Standard'
Bernard Cornwell was born in London, raised in Essex and
worked for the BBC for eleven years before meeting Judy, his
American wife. Denied an American work permit he wrote a
novel instead and has been writing ever since. He and Judy
divide their time between Cape Cod and Charleston, South
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0006479022