April 1865 (eBook, 2010) [Georgetown College]
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April 1865

April 1865

Author: Jay Winik; 3M Company.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : HarperCollins, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Winik, Jay, 1957-
April 1865.
New York : Harper Perennial, 2006
(OCoLC)72054355
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jay Winik; 3M Company.
ISBN: 9780062029201 0062029207
OCLC Number: 841312014
Notes: Electronic book.
Description: 1 online resource 1 online resource (512 pages)
Responsibility: Winik, Jay.

Abstract:

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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