The Tubman Command by Elizabeth Cobbs

Title: The Tubman Command

Author: Elizabeth Cobbs

Release Date: May 21, 2019

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★

Synopsis: It’s May 1863. Outgeneraled and outgunned, a demoralized Union Army has pulled back with massive losses at the Battle of Chancellorsville. Fort Sumter, hated symbol of the Rebellion, taunts the American navy with its artillery and underwater mines. 

In Beaufort, South Carolina, one very special woman, code named Moses, is hatching a spectacular plan. Hunted by Confederates, revered by slaves, Harriet Tubman plots an expedition behind enemy lines to liberate hundreds of bondsmen and recruit them as soldiers. A bounty on her head, she has given up husband and home for the noblest cause: a nation of, by, and for the people.

The Tubman Command tells the story of Tubman at the height of her powers, when she devises the largest plantation raid of the Civil War. General David Hunter places her in charge of a team of black scouts even though skeptical of what one woman can accomplish. For her gamble to succeed, “Moses” must outwit alligators, overseers, slave catchers, sharpshooters, and even hostile Union soldiers to lead gunships up the Combahee River. Men stand in her way at every turn--though one reminds her that love shouldn’t have to be the price of freedom.

My Review: Sure, most of us know who Harriet Tubman is, and what she did, but this novel will bring her to life for the reader in a way you’ve never known her before. I am surprised at how much I really enjoyed this novel. This book is written so perfectly, it’s raw and so heartbreaking. A great detail of the novel, is the way each chapter starts, with a quote, fact, media statement from the time. Facts that come from different sources and yet, they all tie in together with the story. I appreciated this touch, it reminded me, the real, painful struggle of the events that occurred during this time. 

I truly recommend this novel, even if you don’t particularly read historical novels, this is a must, and you’ll be hooked as quick as I was as soon as you start reading it!

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Love, Ellie

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