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1861 The Civil War Awakening

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ISBN-10: 1400040159

ISBN-13: 9781400040155

Edition: 2011

Authors: Adam Goodheart

List price: $33.00
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In time for the 150th anniversary of our defining national event: an original and altogether gripping account of how the Civil War began. 1861is an epic of courage and heroism beyond the battlefields. Early in that fateful year, Americans began to rally around an idea of remaking the country into a morally coherent stronghold of liberty. This second American revolution inspired a new generation to reject their parentsrs" faith in compromise and appeasement, to do the unthinkable in the name of an ideal. The book introduces us to a heretofore little-known cast of Civil War heroes-among them, an acrobatic militia colonel, an explorerrs"s wife, a close-knit band of German immigrants, a…    
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Book details

List price: $33.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/5/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 496
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.848

Adam Goodheart is a historian, journalist, and travel writer. His articles have appeared in National Geographic, Outside, Smithsonian, The Atlantic, and The New York Times Magazine, among others, and he is a regular columnist for the Times' acclaimed Civil War series, "Disunion." He lives in Washington, D.C., and on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, where he is director of Washington College's C. V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience.

Prologue: A Banner at Daybreak: Charleston Harbor, December 1860
Wide Awake: Boston, October 1860
The Old Gentlemen: Washington, January 1861
Forces of Nature: Central Ohio, February 1861
A Shot in the Dark: Charleston Harbor, April 1861
The Volunteer: Lower Manhattan, April 1861
Gateways to the West: Lower Carson River, Nevada Territory, May 1861
The Crossing: Washington, May 1861
Freedom's Fortress: Hampton Roads, Virginia, May 1861
Independence Day: Washington, July 1861
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