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The Last Full Measure

The Last Full Measure

ISBN: 0547389809

Title: The Last Full Measure

Author: Ann Rinaldi

KDL Description:

HIST TEEN RINALDI

In 1863 Pennsylvania, fourteen-year-old Tacy faces the horrors of the Battle of Gettysburg while trying to stay out of the way of her brother David, serves as a doctor in the Union army, and to keep her friend Marvelous, a free black, safe from rebel soldiers.

Amazon Description:

As Confederate and Union soldiers take over their town, the local residents can do little more than hunker down in their homes while cannon and gunfire explode around them. But the battles are not only fought between soldiers. At home, fourteen-year-old Tacy and her disabled brother lock horns as David struggles with his desire to go to war. He has strong principles, and it tortures him to allow others to fight while he does nothing.

In the aftermath of this great and terrible battle, in which so many soldiers sacrifice their lives for their beliefs, David gives his last full measureā€¦and leaves Tacy struggling to make sense out of it all.