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Book by Hoehling, A. A.
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The author, a historian who has written extensively on 19th- and 20th-century America, recounts the events of the first year following Lee's surrender. Using the formula he successfully employed in such previous books as Vicksburg: 47 Days of Siege ( LJ 11/15/69) and Thunder at Hampton Roads ( LJ 12/15/76)--that is, interspersing brief narration with lengthy excerpts from contemporary diaries and letters--he depicts Lincoln's assassination, the trial and hanging of the conspirators, the building of the Union Pacific Railway, and the first attempts at reconstructing the South's ravaged cities. A worthy addition to history collections in both public and academic libraries.
- Florence Scarinci, Nassau Community Coll. Lib., Garden City, N.Y.
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Book Description Madison Books, 1990. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0819178055
Book Description Madison Books, 1990. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0819178055