The Perilous Road by William O. Steele audiobook

The Perilous Road

By William O. Steele
Read by Ramón de Ocampo

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Chris Brabson is full of hate. He hates the Yankee soldiers who are camping in his beloved Tennessee woods; he hates their snotty Northern ways and their belief that they know what’s best for the South; he hates that they’ve taken all of his family’s food to feed their own troops. And he hates that his own brother has joined the Union side of the war when, to Chris, it is clear that the Confederacy is the side to fight for. When his hatred proves more powerful than good sense, Chris spies for the Confederates, revealing that a Union wagon train is camped in a valley near his home—and his brother is probably in that train. Caught in the bitter battle at dawn, Chris discovers that in war, nothing is clear-cut—good and bad are equally laid to waste by the horrors of the battlefield.

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Summary

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Awarded the Newbery Honor in 1959

Chris Brabson is full of hate. He hates the Yankee soldiers who are camping in his beloved Tennessee woods; he hates their snotty Northern ways and their belief that they know what’s best for the South; he hates that they’ve taken all of his family’s food to feed their own troops. And he hates that his own brother has joined the Union side of the war when, to Chris, it is clear that the Confederacy is the side to fight for. When his hatred proves more powerful than good sense, Chris spies for the Confederates, revealing that a Union wagon train is camped in a valley near his home—and his brother is probably in that train. Caught in the bitter battle at dawn, Chris discovers that in war, nothing is clear-cut—good and bad are equally laid to waste by the horrors of the battlefield.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This is one of Mr. Steele’s best books, an engrossing, realistic story of a Tennessee mountain boy who, during the Civil War, comes to realize that war is terrible no matter where one’s sympathies lie.” Publishers Weekly
“Told in a gentle Southern accent by Ramón de Ocampo…[this tale] emphasizes the brother-against-brother aspect of the Civil War, and the face that many people from the mid-South had split loyalties.” School Library Journal

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Author Bio: William O. Steele

Author Bio: William O. Steele

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 3.52
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English