The Slopes of War (Paperback)

By Norah Perez

HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780395549797, 224pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 1990

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (6/16/2008)
Prebound (10/1/1990)

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Buck Summerhill, a young soldier from West Virginia, faces the horrors of the Battle of Gettysburg knowing that his two cousins, Custis and Mason, may be fighting against him in the Army of northern Virginia.

About the Author

N. A. Perez was born in Haileybury, Ontario, Canada. The idea for The Slopes of War took shape after a family visit to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Touched by the terrible and significant battle that had been fought there, the author felt that although much had been written about the event itself, little had ever captured what was going on in the hearts and minds of the residents when the war rumbled to their doorsteps in July 1863.

Praise For The Slopes of War

"The author expertly conveys the flavor of the significant Gettysburg context as well as the issues central to the war itself and opinions held by adherents of both sides." Booklist, ALA