Midway through its second year the Civil War was no closer to resolution. Pressured by politicians to deliver a significant victory in Southern territory before the winter set in, General Ambrose Burnside, the newly appointed commander of the Army of the Potomac, quickly advanced his troops into Virginia toward the city of Fredericksburg.
It was a rash gamble, and a Union victory was totally dependent on the element of surprise.
It was a terrible and bloody mistake . . .
With a vivid cast of characters that includes President Lincoln, General Lee, and Stonewall Jackson, as well as common soldiers on both sides, all based on actual participants, Richard Croker's No Greater Courage is a blazing narrative of one of the most infamous engagements of the Civil War—brilliantly re-creating the smoke, brutality, and incredible gallantry that was the Battle of Fredericksburg.
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About the Author
Richard Croker is an independent documentary filmmaker whose work has appeared on TBS, The Learning Channel, and the Discovery Digital Networks. A native of the South whose great-grandfathers fought for the Confederacy, Croker lives in Marietta, Georgia.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is one of the best historical fiction novels I have read. It is told from the point of view of several characters, including Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, Thomas 'Stonewall' Jackson, and Winfield Scott Hancock, as well as several privates on both sides of the battle. Good job, Mr. Croker!