About this product Synopsis April was a month that could have unraveled the nation. Instead, it saved it. Here Jay Winik offers a brilliant new look at the Civil Wars final days that will forever change the way we see the wars end and the nations new beginning.
Powell's Though the primary focus of this book is the last month of the Civil War, it opens in the 18th century with a view of Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson. Winik whose previous book, On the Brink, was an account of the Reagan administration and the end of the Cold War offers not just a study of four weeks of war, but a panoramic assessment of America and its contradictions.
The opening Jeffersonian question is: The question of civil union or civil war is the central question of this new work.
Winik goes on to describe how a series of events that occurred during a matter of weeks in April the fall of Richmond; Lee's graceful surrender to Grant at Appomattox, and Grant's equally distinguished handling of his foe; Lincoln's assassinationnone of them inevitable, would solve Jefferson's riddle: Winik's sense of the dramatic and his vivid writing bring a fitting flourish to his thesis that April marked a turning point in American history: This book is a triumph.
Popular history at its best, this book should appeal widely to readers beyond the usual Civil War crowd.
Strong endorsements from a group of noted historians, including James M. McPherson and Douglas Brinkley, along with a city author tour, should also help both review coverage and sales.Though the primary focus of this book is the last month of the Civil War, it opens in the 18th century with a view of Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson.
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