Copperhead: Starbuck Chronicles, Volume 2: a Novel of the Civil War

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9780060177669: Copperhead: Starbuck Chronicles, Volume 2: a Novel of the Civil War

The second book in Bernard Cornwell’s bestselling series on the American Civil War.

Nathanial Starbuck is a Copperhead: a northerner fighting for the rebel South in America’s Civil War.

Expelled from the Faulconer Legion, Starbuck must travel a hard road before he can rejoin his comrades. He must join the shadowy war of betrayal and espionage, where nothing is certain and no one can be trusted. Starbuck’s journey will take him through the savage prisons of Richmond, across the blood-sodden battlefields of Virginia, and into the deadly high command of the northern army.

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Praise for COPPERHEAD:

‘A rollicking treat for Cornwell fans’ Publishers Weekly

Praise for The Starbuck Chronicles:

‘A sure-fire bestseller’ Financial Times

‘His series of Sharpe novels earned him almost every accolade possible from British newspapers. This is even better’ Daily Mail

‘What Cornwell really likes is battles . . . you will be duly rewarded with the smell of quality cordite rising from the pages’ Daily Telegraph

Praise for Bernard Cornwell:

‘The best battle scenes of any writer I’ve ever read, past or present. Cornwell really makes history come alive.’ George R.R. Martin

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Nathaniel Starbuck is a Copperhead: a northerner fighting for the rebel South in America's Civil War.

Aided by his spymaster Allan Pinkerton, General McClellan is convinced he can lead the northerners to the gates of the rebel capital of Richmond.

Starbuck, expelled from his regiment by its bombastic founder, Washington Faulconer, Must travel a hard road before he can rejoin his comrades: through the savage prisons of Richmond, across the blood-sodden battlefields of Virginia, even into the high command of the northern army. For Starbuck has joined the shadowy war of betrayal and espionage, where nothing is certain and no may be trusted.

"Among good reads it's a rattler"
MAIL ON SUNDAY

"A top-class read by a master of historical drama"
IRISH PRESS

"A rollicking treat for Cornwell's many fans"
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

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