My review for KBR of The American Game by Jeff MacArthur

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This novel was originally planned as a movie, and it would make a fine one. A terrible war, a pair of brothers torn apart by circumstance, an enslaved man heading for freedom, and baseball. As a book, though, it reads rather like a novelization of that movie. Some characters are difficult to keep straight; time shifts unexpectedly; poorly spelled accents and broad regional stereotypes are indulged. Nevertheless, there is an untold and unexpected story here that is difficult to put down, skilfully researched and full of sympathy for poor soldiers on both sides of the conflict, as well as the enslaved. I recommend it for Civil War novel buffs.