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The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Luce and His Empire examines in detail the events that exploded into the Civil War, under the eyes of festive picknickers who lined Charleston's shore to cheer the rebel gunners shelling the hated fort and its Federal defenders. First Blood is historical writing at its finest.

First Blood: The Story of Fort Sumter 1992, Plume Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780452010970

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