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A Blaze of Glory: A Novel of the Battle of Shiloh (the Civil War in the West)
A Blaze of Glory: A Novel of the Battle of Shiloh (the Civil War in the West)
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A Blaze of Glory: A Novel of the Battle of Shiloh (the Civil War in the West)

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Author: Shaara, Jeff

Brand: Ballantine Books

Color: Multicolor

Edition: Illustrated

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  • Ballantine Books

Format: Illustrated

Number Of Pages: 480

Release Date: 09-04-2013

Details: Product Description “[An] exciting read . . . [Jeff] Shaara returns to the U.S. Civil War in this first book of a new trilogy. . . . This novel is meticulously researched and brings a vivid reality to the historical events depicted.”—Library Journal   NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Spring 1862. The Confederate Army in the West teeters on the brink of collapse. General Albert Sidney Johnston is forced to abandon the critical city of Nashville and rally his troops in defense of the Memphis and Charleston Railroad. Hot on Johnston’s trail are two of the Union’s best generals: Ulysses Grant and Don Carlos Buell. If their combined forces can crush Johnston’s army and capture the railroad, the war in the West likely will be over. There’s just one problem: Johnston knows of the Union plans and is poised to launch an audacious surprise attack on Grant’s encampment—a small settlement in southwestern Tennessee anchored by a humble church named Shiloh.   Drawing on meticulous research, Jeff Shaara dramatizes the key decisions of the commanders on both sides of the conflict—and brings to life the junior officers, conscripts, and enlisted men who gave their all for the cause. With stunning immediacy, Shaara takes us inside the maelstrom of Shiloh as no novelist has before.   “Brilliant . . . riveting . . . a work to be embraced.”—Bookreporter Includes a preview of Jeff Shaara’s next Civil War novel, A Chain of Thunder Review “Brilliant . . . riveting . . . a work to be embraced.”—Bookreporter   “[An] exciting read . . . [Jeff] Shaara returns to the U.S. Civil War in this first book of a new trilogy. . . . This novel is meticulously researched and brings a vivid reality to the historical events depicted.”— Library Journal   “Dynamic portrayals [of] Johnston, Grant and William Tecumseh Sherman.” —The Wall Street Journal   “A stunning achievement by an outstanding writer.”—Huntington News About the Author Jeff Shaara is the  New York Times bestselling author of  A Chain of Thunder,  A Blaze of Glory,  The Final Storm, No Less Than Victory, The Steel Wave, The Rising Tide, To the Last Man, The Glorious Cause, Rise to Rebellion, and  Gone for Soldiers, as well as  Gods and Generals and  The Last Full Measure—two novels that complete the Civil War trilogy that began with his father’s Pulitzer Prize–winning classic,  The Killer Angels. Shaara was born into a family of Italian immigrants in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He grew up in Tallahassee, Florida, and graduated from Florida State University. He lives in Gettysburg. Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. CHAPTER ONE SEELEY NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE february 22, 1862 “Keep those men out of there! They will not pass!” Seeley’s words were harsh, loud, the men around him doing all they could to obey. The shotguns hung by each man’s side, and the lieutenant felt a shaking nervousness, was not ready to give the order that would point the long guns at these civilians. Like him, most of these troopers had never fired their weapons at anything but crude targets. Now the targets were men, surging toward him through the darkness, pushing their way toward the gaping doorways of the supply depot, a massive warehouse close to the river. Seeley had positioned his six horsemen in an even line, to block the way of the crowd, but the crowd was a mob, desperate and mindless, their goal the precious food and bundles of supplies that lay in the warehouse. A few cavalry meant nothing at all, and quickly the mob pushed into them, some slipping past, between the horses. He felt his own frustration rising, could feel the tinder­box explosiveness of the mob, and he shouted out again, could not help the higher pitch, his voice betraying the fear. “You will stand away! These are government stores!” Close between him and the next man, a civilian shoved hard, jostling his horse, punching it. “Get out of my way! Damn you!” Seeley steadied the horse, his outrage more of instinct, p

EAN: 9780345527363

Languages: English

Binding: Paperback

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