Book/Movie Review: THE HORSE SOLDIERS by Harold Sinclair

The War Movie Buff reviewed The Horse Soldiers by Harold Sinclair, as well as the companion movie starring John Wayne, for the U.S. Civil War Reading Challenge 2011.  Here’s an excerpt:

The book gets high marks for realism and accuracy. Sinclair in his “Author’s Note” proclaims that the book is “fiction, not history” and makes a point of not claiming to be historically accurate. He is being overly modest because in reality he has written one of the most historically accurate novels I have ever read. Unfortunately, the accuracy is liable to disappoint action fans.

As far as the movie, it is obvious the producers found the book boring. The screenwriters jazzed up the story a lot to attract a non-historically inclined audience. There are numerous differences from the book.

Read the full review.

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