As the Confederacy steadily crumbled under the Union army's relentless hammering, dramatic developments in early 1865 brought the bloody war to a swift climax and denouement. Their Last Full Measure relates these thrilling events, which followed one another like falling dominoes-from Fort Fisher's capture to the burning of South Carolina's capital to the fall of Petersburg and Richmond and, ultimately, to Lee's surrender at Appomattox and Lincoln's assassination.
Acclaimed historian Joseph Wheelan braids the disparate events into a compelling, fast-paced account of powerful armies; civil and military leaders, both flawed and splendid; and ordinary people, black and white, struggling to survive the war's wreckage in Virginia, Georgia, and the Carolinas.
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by Joseph Kelly
by Joseph Farah
by Joseph Wheelan
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by Robert O. Harder
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by Dean Snow
"Beginning with the January 1865 assault on Fort Fisher in North Carolina and ending with the May 1865 Grand Review of the Armies in Washington, Bob Souer gives a more than competent narration of this account of the final months of the American Civil War. Focusing on events in Georgia, the Carolinas, and Virginia, Wheelan's account is fast paced and portrays the leaders of the U.S.A. and the C.S.A. in all their glory and warts. The common soldier and civilian are also depicted as they struggle to survive the calamity they find themselves in. Souer's baritone voice is steady and somewhat staccato in delivery. His reading sounds more like the presentation of a report than the narration of a book but still captures the listener's attention. M.T.F. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine"
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