By Jeff M. Shaara
Carrying on with the trilogy that started with A Blaze of Glory, ny instances bestselling writer Jeff Shaara returns to chronicle one other decisive bankruptcy in America's lengthy and bloody Civil struggle. In a series of Thunder, the motion shifts to the citadel urban of Vicksburg, Mississippi. There, within the vaunted "Gibraltar of the Confederacy," a siege for the a while will cement the popularity of 1 Union general--and all yet seal the destiny of the insurgent cause.
In could 1863, after months of challenging and sour strive against, Union troops less than the command of significant normal Ulysses S. provide in the end effectively go the Mississippi River. They strength the remnants of accomplice Lieutenant basic John C. Pemberton's military to retreat to Vicksburg, burning the bridges over the massive Black River in its direction. yet after maintaining heavy casualties in failed attacks opposed to the rebels, Union squaddies are wasting self belief and morale is low. supply reluctantly makes a decision to lay...
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A Chain Of Thunder, A Novel Of The Siege Of Vicksburg (1st Edition) by Jeff M. Shaara