"The Civil War Diary of Freeman Colby" by Marek Bennett
1862: A NEW HAMPSHIRE TEACHER GOES TO WAR
Marek Bennett’s comics adaptation of this actual Civil War memoir brings to life the dry humor and grim conviction of teacher-turned-soldier Freeman Colby.
Fiercely proud of his Granite State heritage, Freeman Colby bows to no one – not the rowdy students of his rural one-room schoolhouse, not the high-handed Union army officers in town, and certainly not those Rebel traitors causing all that trouble down South. But Colby needs work, and his ne’er-do-well little brother Newton needs looking after, so the boys enlist with a new regiment promising three years’ pay and plenty of adventure in a growing war…
Published by Comics Workshop
* Selected as a 2017 "Great Graphic Novel for Teens by ALA-YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association)!
Includes maps (1848 New England + 1862 Maryland), reference images & sources, and more.
* includes limited-edition bookplate and "Freeman Colby's Illustrated Civil War Magazine" full of photos and other source imagery used in creating the book! (while supplies last) *
5” x 7”, 352 pages. $19.95
Full-color cover with b+w interior. Perfect-bound GN