Shiloh, 1862 (inbunden)
Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
448
Utgivningsdatum
2012-03-15
Förlag
National Geographic Society
Illustrationer
15 Black and White Photographs, 3 Maps
Dimensioner
232 x 163 x 37 mm
Vikt
689 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9781426208744
Shiloh, 1862 (inbunden)

Shiloh, 1862

The First Great and Terrible Battle of the Civil War

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In this gripping telling of the first "great and terrible" battle of the Civil War, Groom describes the dramatic events of April 6 and 7, 1862, when a bold surprise attack on Ulysses S. Grant's encamped troops and the bloody battle that ensued would alter the timbre of the war.
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"Groom has given the Battle of Shiloh the mega attention that it deserves by writing a book with the storytelling appeal of fiction but solidly backed with fact.... This is a book that will stay with you for a very long time." -The Washington Post "Groom enhances his solid reputation as a writer of general audience military history with this narrative of the Civil War's first major battle in the west." -Publisher's Weekly "This thrilling narrative account of Shiloh from the bestselling author of Forest Gump, is a vivid portrayal of key players and epic moments that changed America's understanding of the war." -Publishers Weekly Top 10: History and Military History "Stirring Civil War history from the author of Forest Gump....The emphasis on the human element gives the book a power that sets it apart from most military histories." -Kirkus [Starred Review] "Including pertinent military detail about weapons and organization, Groom's compositional acumen makes Shiloh move quickly, vividly, graphically, and perfectly for armchair buff and battlefield visitor alike." -Booklist "Groom's gripping narrative is full of absorbing firsthand accounts from drummer boys, officers and enlisted men, nurses, and civilians...A provocatively rendered and persuasively argued study that demands a central place in Civil War historiography." -Library Journal (Starred Review)

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WINSTON GROOM is the author of 14 previous books of nonfiction and fiction, including Shiloh, 1862; Vicksburg, 1863; Patriotic Fire; Shrouds of Glory; Forrest Gump; and Conversations With the enemy (with Duncan Spencer), which was a Pulitzer Prize finalist.