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In the presence of mine enemies : war in the heart of America, 1859-1863

Author: Edward L Ayers
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©2003.
Series: Valley of the shadow project (Series)
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
Reassessing the history of the Civil War, a leading historian chronicles the path to war in the Great Valley spanning Pennsylvania and Virginia, capturing the experience of war in the lives of the people who lived through it.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward L Ayers
ISBN: 0393057860 9780393057867 0393326012 9780393326017
OCLC Number: 50773621
Notes: Maps on endpapers.
Awards: American Historical Association Albert A. Beveridge Award, 2004.
Bancroft Prize, 2004.
Description: xxi, 472 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Part 1 Green Pastures and Still Waters: Fall 1859 to Fall 1860 1 --
Part 2 Paths of Righteousness: Winter 1860 to Summer 1861 93 --
Part 3 The Shadow of Death: Summer 1861 to Summer 1862 189 --
Part 4 The Presence of Mine Enemies: Fall 1862 to Summer 1863 277.
Series Title: Valley of the shadow project (Series)
Responsibility: Edward L. Ayers.


Ayers gives us a Civil War on an intimate scale. It emerges from the lives of everyday people and ends with the valley ravaged, Lincoln's support fragmenting, and Confederate forces massing for  Read more...


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"Ayers unfolds this historical process with penetrating analysis and relevant quotations, emphasizing the anxiety, excitement, and misery...the war provoked." -- Gilbert Taylor - Booklist "This Read more...

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