|# of Units:||7 CDs|
|Length:||8 hours, 46 minutes|
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I was surprised at how easy this book was to read, considering it took place over 150 years ago. John Ransom's writing is very down to earth. Admired his upbeat attitude and ability to survive the most horrific circumstances. The reader does a very good job.
Although John Ransom was a POW in a Confederate prison camp and suffered, his story is not compelling. Like a travelogue, it continued with no impending climax or conflict to keep my interest.
Uneven quality. Much repetition. Unrealistic to think that he could have kept his diary safe through all of his imprisonment.
This book is excellent! The one thing that you will see that got John Ransom through his time as a prisoner and witnessing horrors beyond belief--was his wonderful attitude. He never ceases to see the bright side of things and never gives up. If he could do this under the most horrific conditions, we may all want to pick up something from him. Wonderful reading, great in every way. I highly recommend this book. Sherry
John Ransom, a Union soldier captured by the Confederate Army, ended up in the Andersonville prison. He had been a printer from Michigan, and he returned there after the war. Little else is known about his life except through his diary of his prison experience.