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Gideon Tell and the Siege of Vicksburg

by Walker, Robert W.
Publisher: Royal Fireworks Press
Retail Price: $9.99
Issue: Summer 2001
ISBN: 0880925558

Gideon Tell, the hero and namesake of this novel meant for young adults, is an aspiring photography spy for the Union who infiltrates Confederate-held Vicksburg to gather intelligence for General Grant. When not photographing military installations, Gideon is preoccupied with surviving the intrigue that swirls around him---suspicious Confederates, civilian refugees, war profiteers, and other shady characters. In the process, he learns about the complexity of human nature.

review of Gideon Tell and the Siege of Vicksburg, by Walker, Robert W., Civil War Book Review, (Summer 2001).