By Julianna Battenfield -- Amazon
This app was done with great excellence and the historical accuracy is on-par with something the History Channel would produce. The combination of music, history, pictures and other media enhances the experience and makes us wonder about ourselves and our impact we are making on the world. I was very moved by the story of Sister Lucy's life; I wish more apps like this one told more stories of noble, courageous women who changed the world! Well done!
By Tanzoe -- Amazon
Civil War Truce is a wonderfully interactive history lesson! It brought to life a previously lost, and intriguing, chapter of regional Civil War history. Although a student of history, I never considered what brave contribution nuns had made during that time. Obviously well researched and well written, the linked videos, maps, photos, and especially the music, add interest that helped me “be there” in time and place. I was engaged from beginning to end!
By A. B. Wood -- Amazon
This book/app (bap?) was unique and very engaging - I'm glad I stumbled upon it. It tells an intriguing story and I wish my history books had been like this in school! I enjoyed the animations and interactive nature of this reading experience. Would love to see more like this.
By Sandra L Swift -- iPad Appstore
i love this app. Being an Irish Catholic, a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, a civil war buff and reenactor and my family being from Paducah, KY, I was totally pulled in to this story. I highly recommend it. The design, music, graphics were wonderfully done. Download and enjoy!!
By Alexander Winters -- Google Play
I was totally pulled into this story partly because of the history from the area I live in and partly to the incredible writing skills of Davis Studios. The research that was put into this story kept my attention from beginning to end. The story is very heartwarming and brings a glimpse of compassion and peace during a very nasty and turbulent war. This story has inspired me to research the history further on my own, and has inspired me to make a pilgrimage to the areas discussed in the story as well as a trip to the grave of Sister Lucy! Can't wait for the next production from Davis Studios! I am truly a fan!
By Amazon Customer
I was a lucky winner when I received Civil War Truce. The music, pictures and videos brought the war to prospective. I had no idea who these sisters were and how important they were during this time. School textbooks should be like this. I am a lover of history and I am crazy about this video. I can't wait for more.
By Jeanette Fettig, CSC -- Amazon
150 years ago, and though we do not celebrate anything to do with war, we do commemorate the ending of the Civil War. This is a moving story of a simple women and the difference she made at the time. The creativity of the presentation is delightful, I encourage all to give it a read.
By Trace Salmon -- iPad Appstore
i loved the interactive nature of this app. It allows you to explore historical figures in depth and gives context for this inspiring story. Civil War Story is filled with juicy, historical details, which makes reading rich and fun. The music is haunting, so each page becomes a whole sensory experience. I LOVED that the authors invite the reader to participate in their historical quest-too cool. I will be using this with students next year for sure.
By E. Wood -- Amazon
What a beautifully told story about a brave young Catholic sister. I love the interactive aspect of the app and the geek in me especially loves the content of the background stories that pop up throughout. The photographs are gorgeous and heartbreaking and the music and the sound effects do a great job of setting the mood. What a wonderfully entertaining and painless way to learn about an especially painful time.
By Mark W. – American Civil War Magazine
I thought it was a very cool way to tell a great story. The videos and music really helped make this story a complete experience. If you enjoy history, especially little known stories from history, you will enjoy this app.
By Cathysbookfan -- Amazon
When my son was studying the Civil War at school, he was required to write about a real person who had lived during that period. He was pretty frustrated with this project until he found this app. Beautifully designed and vividly written, replete with maps, music, historical photos and rich description, this app inspired him to write about this fascinating young nun who selflessly and bravely helped hundreds of dying and wounded soldiers from both sides in the Civil War. A fun, memorable and meaningful way to learn more about this critical time in US history.
Loved it! I’m not typically a history reader I would rather watch a documentary. This app was recommended to me by a friend and as leery as I was I trusted my friend. To my surprise this app was great, almost like watching a documentary. A very easy read with each page separated perfectly. The music and little virtual picture surprises were fun and made you want to keep reading! I definitely recommend this app for any history buff and definitely very informative for a school essay. Great app!! Enjoy.
Willing Hearts, Sisters of the Holy Cross -- Civil War Nurses 1861-1865
Here is a rare opportunity to read about the Sister of the Holy Cross, much in the Sisters’ own words. Theirs is a remarkable story of faith, courage and finding joy amidst an angry, divisive time in our country. Follow these brave women religious into the Civil War military hospitals alongside great rivers, and onto a magnificent naval hospital steamboat. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Sisters of the Holy Cross ministries.
“We were not prepared as nurses, but our hearts made our hands willing and our sympathy ready, and so with God’s help, we did much towards alleviating the dreadful suffering.” -- Mother Augusta