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1861: The Civil War Awakening

Adam Goodheart

Published by BRILLIANCE AUDIO, United States, 2014
ISBN 10: 1491542721 / ISBN 13: 9781491542729
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Title: 1861: The Civil War Awakening

Publisher: BRILLIANCE AUDIO, United States

Publication Date: 2014

Binding: CD-Audio

Book Condition: New

Edition: Unabridged.

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Language: English . Brand New. 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. Bookseller Inventory # BRI9781491542729

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An epic of courage and heroism beyond the battlefields, 1861 is Adam Goodheart?s account of how the Civil War began and a second American revolution unfolded, setting Abraham Lincoln on the path to greatness and millions of slaves on the road to freedom. In this gripping and original book, Goodheart 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. Their stories take us from the corridors of the White House to the slums of Manhattan, from the waters of the Chesapeake to the deserts of Nevada, from Boston Common to Alcatraz Island, vividly evoking the Union at its moment of ultimate crisis and decision.

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