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A chain of thunder : a novel of the Siege of Vicksburg

Autore: Jeff Shaara
Editore: New York : Ballantine Books, [2013]
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : Fiction : English : First editionVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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"In May 1863, after months of hard and bitter combat, Union troops under the command of Major General Ulysses S. Grant at long last successfully cross the Mississippi River. They force the remnants of Confederate Lieutenant General John C. Pemberton's army to retreat to Vicksburg, burning the bridges over the Big Black River in its path. But after sustaining heavy casualties in two failed assaults against the  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Fiction
History
War stories
Historical fiction
Tipo materiale: Fiction
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Jeff Shaara
ISBN: 9780345527387 0345527380
Numero OCLC: 835611310
Descrizione: xxvi, 562 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Responsabilità: Jeff Shaara.

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"In May 1863, after months of hard and bitter combat, Union troops under the command of Major General Ulysses S. Grant at long last successfully cross the Mississippi River. They force the remnants of Confederate Lieutenant General John C. Pemberton's army to retreat to Vicksburg, burning the bridges over the Big Black River in its path. But after sustaining heavy casualties in two failed assaults against the rebels, Union soldiers are losing confidence and morale is low. Grant reluctantly decides to lay siege to the city, trapping soldiers and civilians alike inside an iron ring of Federal entrenchments. Six weeks later, the starving and destitute Southerners finally surrender, yielding command of the Mississippi River to the Union forces on July 4--Independence Day--and marking a crucial turning point in the Civil War"--Jacket.

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