Rising Thunder

Rising Thunder

by Richard Wheeler
     
 
Using the vast mass of eyewitness accounts with his usual deftness, popular historian Richard Wheeler takes the reader from the secession of South Carolina through the firing on Fort Sumter, the wave of further secessions, the Union loss of the naval base at Norfolk, and the efforts of both sides to cobble together armies. Using contemporary diaries, newspapers,

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Using the vast mass of eyewitness accounts with his usual deftness, popular historian Richard Wheeler takes the reader from the secession of South Carolina through the firing on Fort Sumter, the wave of further secessions, the Union loss of the naval base at Norfolk, and the efforts of both sides to cobble together armies. Using contemporary diaries, newspapers, speeches, and articles, Wheeler captures the gradual development of the crisis between North and South over the half-century before the war and ends the book with the First Battle of Bull Run, in which those armies clashed, and the Confederacy won a large but ultimately fruitless victory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060926120
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
12/28/1994
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
5.32(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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