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April 1865 - by Jay Winik (Paperback)

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This gripping, panoramic narrative takes readers on a breathless ride through 30 tumultuous days at the end of the Civil War, showing that the nation's future rested on a few crucial decisions and twists of fate. 16-page insert.



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One month in 1865 witnessed the frenzied fall of Richmond, a daring last-ditch Southern plan for guerrilla warfare, Lee's harrowing retreat, and then, Appomattox. It saw Lincoln's assassination just five days later and a near-successful plot to decapitate the Union government, followed by chaos and coup fears in the North, collapsed negotiations and continued bloodshed in the South, and finally, the start of national reconciliation.

In the end, April 1865 emerged as not just the tale of the war's denouement, but the story of the making of our nation.

Jay Winik offers a brilliant new look at the Civil War's final days that will forever change the way we see the war's end and the nation's new beginning. Uniquely set within the larger sweep of history and filled with rich profiles of outsize figures, fresh iconoclastic scholarship, and a gripping narrative, this is a masterful account of the thirty most pivotal days in the life of the United States.



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"DREAMLAND is a fascinating and compelling novel. The real star, perhaps, is the city itself, which Mr.a Baker depicts in all its garish, squalid, exuberant, frightening magnificence"Geoffrey C. Ward, author of THE CIVIL WAR: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY
Dimensions (Overall): 8.0 Inches (H) x 5.2 Inches (W) x 1.6 Inches (D)
Weight: 1.0 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 512
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: United States
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Format: Paperback
Author: Jay Winik
Language: English
Street Date: August 15, 2006
TCIN: 11471607
UPC: 9780060899684
Item Number (DPCI): 248-04-1283
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 1.6 inches length x 5.2 inches width x 8 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1 pounds
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