The Sharpshooter by Charles Phillips

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Jurian Baecker's journey leads him from breaking horses in central Texas to heavy involvement in the fighting at Chancellorsville and Gettysburg as a member of an elite unit in the Union Army, Berdan's Sharpshooters. Over time, Jurian's recklessness becomes the maturity found among some who daily see and face death. As he makes his personal journey, Jurian, known by some as Jake Baker, finds two extraordinary women, but he can keep the love of neither. He experiences both the brutality to which war can bring men and the compassion they can maintain, even on a bloody field of battle. He also assumes the weight borne by those whose decisions may mean life or death to the men who fight beside them.

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Charles Phillips is the author of more than 20 books and a contributor to more than 25 others, including The Readeras Digest Compendium of Puzzles & Brain Teasers (2001). Charles has investigated Indian theories of intelligence and consciousness in Ancient Civilizations (2005), probed the brainas dreaming mechanism in My Dream Journal (2003), and examined how we perceive and respond to colour in his Colour for Life (2004). He is also a keen collector of games and puzzles.
Published June 27, 2012 by All Things That Matter Press. 238 pages
Genres: History, War, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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He realizes that “his new life had somehow brought him to a place where killing another man was what he must do.” It is this turning point that moves Jurian to say goodbye to the love he will never have, change his name to Jake Baker and join the Union Army to “wait for the chance to kill someone...

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Charles Phillips takes his reader back to the days of the Nueces massacre, an intense and violent conflict between the Confederate soldiers and the German Texans of August of 1862 in his novel The Sharpshooter: 1862-1864.

Sep 06 2012 | Read Full Review of The Sharpshooter: 1862-1864

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