April 1865

The Month That Saved America
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Author(s): Jay Winik
Genre: History
Original Publish Date: Nov 16, 2010
Product Number: EB00233580
Released: Mar 17, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780062029201
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Description

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. Uniquely set within the larger sweep of history and filled with rich profiles of outsize figures, fresh iconoclastic scholarship, and a gripping narrative, this is a masterful account of the thirty most pivotal days in the life of the United States.

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CD
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Author(s): Jay Winik
Narrator(s): Jay Winik
Genre: History
Product Number C02001
Released: Apr 23, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781470316235
eAudio
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Author(s): Jay Winik
Narrator(s): Jay Winik
Genre: History
Product Number Z11340
Released: Apr 03, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781490692784

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