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Sprache: Englisch.
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In this collection America's most distinguished popular historian has turned his attention in the tragic struggle that came close to destroying the American nation. Drawing on letters and diaries as well as military reports, Brown recreates the human … weiterlesen
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Titel: Dee Brown's Civil War Anthology
Autor/en: Dee Brown

ISBN: 1574160095
EAN: 9781574160093
Sprache: Englisch.
Herausgegeben von Stan Bahash, Stan Banash
CLEAR LIGHT PUBL

November 1998 - gebunden - 329 Seiten

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In this collection America's most distinguished popular historian has turned his attention in the tragic struggle that came close to destroying the American nation. Drawing on letters and diaries as well as military reports, Brown recreates the human face of the conflict and includes accounts of the most important battles fought west of the Mississippi. With his characteristic genius for bringing history to life, he tells of daring raids, brilliant strategies, tragic miscalculations, pigheaded blunders, times for both sides when everything that could go wrong did, and times when extraordinary good luck seemed to suggest divine intervention.Brown describes the Battle of Wilson's Creek, termed "the Bull Run of the West"; the Battle of Westport, the biggest engagement fought west of the Mississippi; and other battles. He recounts the exploits of John Morgan and Benjamin Grierson, cavalry commanders on opposite sides who were famous for their expeditions deep into enemy territory. Brown includes the personal stories of commanders and foot soldiers who describe the unspeakable horrors they witnessed, as well as the astonishing heroism and gallantry of soldiers on both sides, and moments when compassion for the enemy replaced the murderous rage of battle. Among the most remarkable stories are Brown's accounts of a conspiracy to free Confederate prisoners who were then to sweep to the west and form a Northwestern Confederacy, a poignant love story told in letters, and the tragic tale of the final collapse of the Confederacy and capture of Jefferson Davis.Combining military, history and some of the most unusual and dramatic events of the Civil War, this collection of short pieces will bewelcomed by Dee Brown's many admirers -- and by all readers with an interest in the great sagas of the Civil War and the American West.

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