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From a leading historian comes a powerful, iconoclastic narrative history of the final month of the Civil War, when Richmond fell, Lee surrendered at ...Show synopsisFrom a leading historian comes a powerful, iconoclastic narrative history of the final month of the Civil War, when Richmond fell, Lee surrendered at Appomattox, and Lincoln was assassinated. Outsized characters stalk through sweeping events in Winik's brilliant narrative. 16-page photo insert.Hide synopsis
Description:New. New: Binding and Pages perfect. 100% guarantee. If ordered...New. New: Binding and Pages perfect. 100% guarantee. If ordered by 4pm ships same day. SYNOPSIS One month in 1865 witnessed the frenzied fall of Richmond, a daring last-ditch Southern plan for guerrilla warfare, Lee's harrowing retreat, and then, Appomattox. It saw Lincoln's assassination just five days later and a near-successful plot to decapitate the Union government, followed by chaos and coup fears in the North, collapsed negotiations and continued bloodshed in the South, and finally, the start of national reconciliation. In the end, April 1865 emerged as not just the tale of the war's denouement, but the story of the making of our nation. Jay Winik offers a brilliant new look at the Civil War's final days that will forever change the way we see the war's end and the nation's new beginning. REVIEW My great grandfather, a poor farmer in Bedford County, Va., was NOT a slave owner. At age 30, he joined the Confederate army, not returning to his wife and 5 children for 4 long years. After reading the amazing Wall Street Journal review that called April 1865 "magnificant" I had to get a copy. April 1865 is so moving and so splendid that the review can not possibly do it justice. I read April 1865 with tears streaming. Author Jay Winik has an amazing grasp of American history and he makes it come alive. This is a healing book, one that fully explains the reasons for the Civil War. April 1865 made me appreciate for the first time how the decisions of people like Lincoln, Lee and Grant saved America from the terrible fate that has befallen other countries afflicted by Civil War-countries like Bosnia and Northern Ireland. Most importantly, the writing is incredible. You will stay up at night to finish it and will end it feeling proud and humble to be American-with all the blessings this country offers.
Description:New. 5 x 8. Examines the final days of the American Civil War...New. 5 x 8. Examines the final days of the American Civil War and the immediate aftermath including the assassination of Lincoln, chaos in the North and South, and the start of national reconciliation.
Description:New. No dust jacket as issued. Tight binding with clean text....New. No dust jacket as issued. Tight binding with clean text. New. First Harper Perennial Edition. Cover is slightly worn along edges. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 461 p. Contains: Illustrations. P.S. (Paperback). Audience: General/trade. This gripping, panoramic narrative takes readers on a breathless ride through 30 tumultuous days at the end of the Civil War, showing that the nation's future rested on a few crucial decisions and twists of fate. 16-page study guide insert.
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