After the Civil War: The Heroes, Villains, Soldiers, and by James Robertson

By James Robertson

within the chaotic days following Abraham Lincoln's assassination, Washington and the realm struggled to return to phrases with the lack of the determine who symbolized America's Union. Best-selling writer James Robertson brings readers again to 1865, exploring the serious years following the Civil conflict, and concentrating on seventy five key figures who could come to form the USA in the course of Reconstruction and past. We meet Edwin Stanton, the dour secretary of warfare who might try and grab political strength amid the chaos of post-assassination Washington and avenge the Union with harsh punishments for accomplice president Jefferson Davis. We meet the "Old squaddies" reminiscent of Winfield Scott, the final who used to be older than the town of Washington, D.C. while he took command of the Union military in 1861, and William Tecumseh Sherman, an enigma of a guy who might revolutionize sleek struggle. And we meet the folks whose lives marked shifts in way of life within the usa, from Edwin Holmes, who might revolutionize the funeral undefined, to Clara Barton, who could came across the fashionable purple pass. jointly their tales inform the advanced and fast moving historical past of the USA because the nation struggled to reunite and adapt to the inevitable adjustments wrought through struggle. the best iteration in their day, the seventy five figures during this ebook could eternally swap - and be hanged by way of - the Civil War.

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