1861

The Civil War Awakening
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Author(s): Adam Goodheart
Genre: History
CD - unabridged
Audio (16 discs)
Product Number: BN1367
Released: Oct 18, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781455831708
Narrator/s: Jonathan Davis
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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1861 is an epic of courage and heroism beyond the battlefields. Early in that fateful year, a second American revolution unfolded, inspiring a new generation to reject their parents' faith in compromise and appeasement, to do the unthinkable in the name of an ideal. It set Abraham Lincoln on the path to greatness and millions of slaves on the road to freedom. The book introduces us to a heretofore little-known cast of Civil War heroes - among them an acrobatic militia colonel, an explorer's wife, an idealistic band of German immigrants, a regiment of New York City firemen, a community of Virginia slaves, and a young college professor who would one day become president. Adam Goodheart takes us from the corridors of the White House to the slums of Manhattan, from the mouth of the Chesapeake to the deserts of Nevada, from Boston Common to Alcatraz Island, vividly evoking the Union at this moment of ultimate crisis and decision.

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eBook
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Author(s): Adam Goodheart
Genre: History
Product Number EB00170952
Released: Dec 30, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: #9780307596666

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