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April 1865: The Month That Saved America (P.S.)

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One month in 1865 witnessed the frenzied fall of Richmond, a daring last-ditch Southern plan for guerrilla warfare, Lee's harrowing retreat, and then, Appomattox. It saw Lincoln's assassination just five days later and a near-successful plot to decapitate the Union government, followed by chaos and coup fears in the North, collapsed negotiations and continued bloodshed in the South, and finally, the start of national reconciliation.

In the end, April 1865 emerged as not just the tale of the war's denouement, but the story of the making of our nation.

Jay Winik offers a brilliant new look at the Civil War's final days that will forever change the way we see the war's end and the nation's new beginning. Uniquely set within the larger sweep of history and filled with rich profiles of outsize figures, fresh iconoclastic scholarship, and a gripping narrative, this is a masterful account of the thirty most pivotal days in the life of the United States.

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This gripping, panoramic narrative takes readers on a breathless ride through 30 tumultuous days at the end of the Civil War, showing that the nation's future rested on a few crucial decisions and twists of fate. 16-page insert.

About the Author

Jay Winik, writer and historian, has had a distinguished government- career and is now a senior scholar at the University of Maryland's School of Public Affairs and a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal.Winik's first book, On the Brink,a chronicle of the end of the Cold War, won wide critical acclaim. He lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

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mapesm, September 20, 2011 (view all comments by mapesm)
Terrific read! While not an in depth study of the Civil War, this book encapsulates the entire conflict within the one month. Winik also provides a lot of backstory, going back to the Revolutionary War and laying the groundwork for the great conflict. The book is zippy reading, not scholarly or dry. I couldn't put it down, even though I knew what the outcome obviously was going to be.
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weisbrod, January 3, 2010 (view all comments by weisbrod)

This very well written book effectively demonstrated and discussed the thesis that Lincoln purposely encouraged the generals to make the peace to begin the process of national reconciliation. Brilliant important book.
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weisbrod, January 3, 2010 (view all comments by weisbrod)

This very well written book effectively demonstrated and discussed the thesis that Lincoln purposely encouraged the generals to make the peace to begin the process of national reconciliation. Brilliant important book.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060899684
Author:
Winik, Jay
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Author:
by Jay Winik
Subject:
Military - United States
Subject:
United States - Civil War
Subject:
United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Subject:
History
Subject:
Peace
Subject:
Lincoln, Abraham - Assassination
Subject:
Appomattox Campaign, 1865
Subject:
US History-1800 to Civil War
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
P.S.
Publication Date:
20060831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
9.36x5.42x.86 in. .91 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This gripping, panoramic narrative takes readers on a breathless ride through 30 tumultuous days at the end of the Civil War, showing that the nation's future rested on a few crucial decisions and twists of fate. 16-page insert.

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