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Walter Urbanek's New Book "Caleb's War" is a Riveting Novel Offering a Startlingly Realistic Perspective on the Lives and Deaths of Those Who Fought in the Civil War


Walter Urbanek's New Book "Caleb's War" is a Riveting Novel Offering a Startlingly Realistic Perspective on the Lives and Deaths of Those Who Fought in the Civil War

Recent release "Caleb's War" from Page Publishing author Walter Urbanek is an engrossing and detailed work of historical fiction depicting the experience and hardships suffered by a Virginia farmer fighting in the War Between the States.

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DUNNELLON, Fla., Aug. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Walter Urbanek, a well-traveled retired Marine Corps veteran and master teacher who has received accolades at the local, state, and national level during a thirty-three year career as an educator at Edgar High School in Wisconsin, has completed his book "Caleb's War": an exquisitely historical and educational work that brings the fervor, tragedy, and horror of the Civil War to life.

"Caleb's War" is a narrative about the tribulations of Sergeant Caleb Johnson, a farmer from the Shenandoah Valley who volunteered to serve in the Stonewall Brigade to stop the Yanks invading eastern Virginia. As Caleb fought at Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg, the reader will experience the gamut of emotions as he dealt with military and platoon issues and family concerns on the farm.

The book is a plethora of information on the Civil War. The reader will learn about the filthy living conditions in camp, weapons, food preparation, diseases, generals, medicine, and terror and chaos of battle.

A major theme throughout the book is the overpowering religious convictions of the soldiers, especially those from the South: reading the Bible, praying, and singing hymns such as "Amazing Grace" were common behaviors. Soldiers prayed before and during each battle imploring God to intervene on their behalf. Wounded warriors begged their Lord for forgiveness and end their agony and take them to his kingdom.

The reader will gain a unique perspective of the battles as they first experience horrific happenings through the eyes of Sergeant Caleb Johnson, and then they join Union Private Josef Volzek and see what he perceived and underwent. The reader will be drawn into the story and feel what the soldiers endured: fear, bloodshed, smoke, terror, loss, noise, and chaos.

Walter shares, "Caleb's War" is also a testimonial to all veterans. In the annals of warfare, there are no braver warriors than the men and several hundred women who served in the ranks of the Union and Confederacy during the Civil War; their courage and bravery is above reproach. Veterans are the men and women who answered our nation's call during a crisis. They remain a national treasure and merit our profoundest remembrance, respect, and support."

Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Walter Urbanek's book is a must-read for anyone seeking a greater understanding of a transformational chapter of American history.

Readers who wish to experience this compelling work can purchase "Caleb's War" at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

About Page Publishing:

Page Publishing is a traditional New York-based, full-service publishing house that handles all the intricacies involved in publishing its authors' books, including distribution in the world's largest retail outlets and royalty generation. Page Publishing knows that authors need to be free to create - not overwhelmed with logistics like eBook conversion, establishing wholesale accounts, insurance, shipping, taxes, and the like. Its roster of accomplished authors and publishing professionals allows writers to leave behind these complex and time-consuming issues to focus on their passion: writing and creating. Learn more at


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