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No Greater Courage: A Novel of the Battle of Fredericksburg

Croker, Richard

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ISBN 10: 0060559101 / ISBN 13: 9780060559106
Published by William Morrow, New York, 2006
Condition: Good Hardcover
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Book is clean and tight. Dust Jacket covered with mylar. Inscribed and signed by Author on Title Page. Stated First Edition - first printing. 417 pages. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 004523

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Title: No Greater Courage: A Novel of the Battle of...

Publisher: William Morrow, New York

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition.

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A dramatic re-creation of the bloody 1862 battle of Fredricksburg, Virginia, brings together fictional characters with such real-life figures as Abraham Lincoln, Ambrose Burnside, Robert E. Lee, and Stonewall Jackson in a novel that captures the brutality, bloodshed, and drama of the Civil War battlefield. 20,000 first printing.

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Lincoln, Lee and Stonewall Jackson figure prominently in this historically accurate but wooden fictionalized account of the disastrous 1862 Union defeat at Fredericksburg. As the book opens, Lincoln has replaced the sluggish commander of the Army of the Potomac, Maj. Gen. George McClellan, with a reluctant Ambrose Burnside. Gen. Robert E. Lee's ruminations on Burnside's next steps, after hearing the news, are positively prophetic. Abraham Lincoln also muses, and he feels (surprise!) an ominous foreboding. So it goes. The historical characters remain two-dimensional: the pompous Union general in chief, Henry Halleck; selfless Clara Barton; the scheming Union general Joseph Hooker. Minor characters, some authentic, deliver the nuts and bolts of the story as they suffer the miseries of 19th-century campaigning. The Union army lumbers South, delayed too long at the river across from Fredericksburg, Va., as the soldiers await pontoon bridges. When the pontoons arrive, the army crosses and Burnside orders a suicidal attack against Lee's well-fortified position. The book concludes with Lincoln dismissing Burnside, and with more prophetic pessimism, appointing Hooker in his place. Croker's fast-moving debut aims for fans of Civil War battle novelizations, but falls short of classics like The Killer Angels. (Mar.)
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