Play for a Kingdom by Thomas Dyja

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In this “brilliantly imagined and neatly plotted” Civil War novel (Boston Globe), two battle-scarred companies-one Union, one Confederate-embark on a series of baseball games amid the carnage at Spotsylvania. “Wonderfully conceived and eloquently executed” (Caleb Carr). Maps.

About Thomas Dyja

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THOMAS DYJA is the author of three novels and two works of nonfiction. A native of Chicago's Northwest Side, he was once called “a real Chicago boy” by Studs Terkel.
Published March 26, 2013 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 432 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, War. Fiction

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The madness of war and the passion evoked by baseball complement each other beautifully in this extraordinary first novel, a Civil War saga of a battered Brooklyn company nearing the end of its enlistment.

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In the blood-soaked woods of the Wilderness in Virginia in 1864, two small groups of Civil War soldiers engage in a game of death and honor.

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