The On Enemy Soil by Jim Murphy
Journal of James Edmond Pease, a Civil War Union Soldier

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The Civil War JOURNAL OF JAMES EDMOND PEASE is now in paperback with an exciting repackaging!

Ignorant to the bitter realities of military life, 16-year-old James enlists in the Union Army at the dawn of the Civil War. When his lieutenant assigns him to be the company historian of the G Company of the 122nd Regiment, New York Volunteers, he is initially at a loss as to what exactly he is supposed to record. As the days pass, James settles into his role, but he cannot take comfort in it. His country is divided by a bloody war, and his unit struggles through the hardships and turmoil. Through his journal entries, James poignantly captures the terror of battle, the drudgery of day-to-day life in the infantry, the loss of comrades, and the disillusionment of a young soldier.

About Jim Murphy

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Jim Murphy is a performance coach to collegiate, professional, and Olympic athletes in multiple sports, as well as a motivational speaker. A samurai descendant (his mother's lineage is full-blooded Japanese samurai) Jim harnesses the mental power his ancestors were famous for and brings it to each of his clients. Jim was an outfielder in the Chicago Cubs organization before an injury turned him to coaching. He coached professionally for the Texas Rangers organization and then went on to the Olympic Games, where he led a group of part-time baseball players to one of the biggest upsets in Olympic baseball history. Currently the Mental Skills Coach for Baseball Player University (on Fox Sports Network), Jim has had extraordinary success at all levels of coaching. He gives presentations and seminars across North America to collegiate, Olympic, professional and national teams as well as corporations. He has also written articles for various newspapers including the New York Daily News, the Province (Vancouver, British Columbia), the Tri-Cities Herald (Tri-Cities, Washington), and columns posted on
Published September 1, 2012 by Scholastic Inc.. 176 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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