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Cry Havoc!: The Crooked Road to Civil War, 1861

Lankford, Nelson

Published by Viking Adult, 2007
ISBN 10: 0670038210 / ISBN 13: 9780670038213
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Title: Cry Havoc!: The Crooked Road to Civil War, ...

Publisher: Viking Adult

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

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Edition: First Edition.

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Signed by Author 0670038210 This hardcover book is square and tight. The boards and spine have no wear with pristine lettering. The pages and endpages are clean, with no markings or folds. The dustjacket is As New. Original Price is intact. Not ex-lib. No remainder mark. Signed by the Author on the title page with the date "17 April, 2007" written in his hand. Bookseller Inventory # 003713

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Synopsis: A compelling re-creation of the eight crucial weeks preceding the Civil War

In early March 1861, civil war loomed. By late April, Americans had begun to kill their fellow citizens. Cry Havoc! recounts in riveting detail the events that divided the states and reveals how quirks of timing, character, and place all conspired to transform the nation into a battlefield. Nelson Lankford, author of Richmond Burning, chronicles the eight critical weeks that began with Lincolnís inauguration through the explosion at Fort Sumter and the presidentís fateful response to it. Before Fort Sumter, the balance could have tipped in favor of a peaceful resolution. This book addresses the many mighthave-beens, both familiar and lesser known. What if Lincoln had delayed the proclamation calling for troops? Could wavering Unionists in the upper South have held the line? A must read for all who wish to understand the birth of the modern United States of America, Cry Havoc! probes the fateful series of events and analyzes each of the failed possibilities that hindsight affords.

About the Author: Nelson D. Lankford is the author of Richmond Burning and The Last American Aristocrat and the editor of Eye of the Storm and Images from the Storm. He edits The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography.

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