This New York Times best-seller from noted historian and acclaimed author Jay Winik forever changes common perceptions of the final month of the American Civil War. April 1865 could have destroyed the nation. Instead, it saved it. As April begins, the battered Confederate capital of Richmond falls to the Union Army. Robert E. Lee surrenders his forces to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox one week later. In good spirits and sensing the war's end, President Abraham Lincoln attends a comedic play--and is assassinated. Simultaneously, Secretary of State William Seward is brutally attacked, but survives. Along with fears that remaining Confederate soldiers will break into guerrilla bands, these events threaten to plunge America into turmoil. But it is not to be. Winik's engrossing narrative sweeps readers along from one incredible moment to the next until, remarkably, peace is reached. A provocative and deeply researched account, this modern classic is a major reassessment of the 30 most pivotal days in United States history.
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by Jay Winik
by Jay Baer
by Leerom Segal, Aaron Goldstein, Jay Goldman, Rahaf Harfoush
by SaJa' Jay
by Don Maruska, Jay Perry
by Jay A. Conger, Allan H. Church
by Nalo Hopkinson
by Ralph Ellison
by Tony Dungy, Nathan Whitaker
by Josh Schneider
by William Kent Krueger
"This work has a split personality. Jay Winik the author has written a terrific bit of history about one of the most important months in United States history. Unfortunately, Jay Winik the narrator has ruined his own book. With all of the vocal talent available, it's difficult to understand why Winik was chosen, or chose, to narrate. There's little variation in his voice, so all lists sound the same, the ends of sentences sound the same, he stumbles over words, and his idea of a character voice is to read louder. In short, this sounds like an amateur production and is a very disappointing effort. By all means, read this important book--in print. R.I.G. (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine"
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