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During the 1946 World Series a 99 year old timer is asked to relate the tale of the greatest baseball game of his life time. Thus begins the remarkable story of Winthrop (Win) MacNaughton. Win's father, an Abolishionist, joins the Union Army and is killed at the Battle of Gettysburg.
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Win follows his father's footsteps and enlists in the 3rd Rhode Island Calvary. At the Battle of Sabine Crossroads, Win's unit is routed and sent fleeing. Win is captured and begins the long march to Texas and Camp Ford. At the outskirts of the prison stockade Win attempts to escape but is re-captured by a former baseball team mate from Texas.

Win's CO, comes up with a plan to divert the guards attention that will allow some prisoners to escape. That is how a baseball game came to be played between Union prisoners and Rebel guards at Camp Ford.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 60%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30% Time/era of story:    -   1960's-1970's War Thriller    -   Yes Armed Forces:    -   Army Specific to    -   Civil War Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Escape/rescue behind enemy lines?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   infantry soldier Age:    -   a teen


United States    -   Yes Misc setting    -   prison

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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