The effects of the war on families at home are clear, too. Those who leave to fight never return the same, and the North is seen mourning for its lost innocence just as the South does. The book perfectly captures the pitch of the national upheaval and its emotional traumas.Beautifully written, No Common War ranks as one of the best war novels in decades.
Author Luke Salisbury tells a compelling story about his ancestor Moreau, and it's "as true as I can make it." Slavery is America's original sin, and the Salisbury brothers are among so many who pay penance.An engrossing, well-told story by a writer with a unique perspective.