By Ralph Peters
Winner of the yankee Library Association's W. Y. Boyd Award for Excellence in army Fiction
Two amazing armies blunder towards one another, one led via convinced, loved Robert E. Lee and the opposite by means of dour George Meade. They’ll meet in a Pennsylvania crossroads city the place not anyone deliberate to fight.
In this sweeping, savagely life like novel, the best conflict ever fought on American soil explodes into existence at Gettysburg. As generals squabble, staffs err. Tragedy unfolds for immigrants in blue and barefoot Rebels alike. The destiny of our country may be made up our minds in a couple of sq. miles of fields.
Following a tricky accomplice sergeant from the Blue Ridge, a sour Irish survivor of the nice Famine, a German political refugee, and gun crews in blue and grey, Cain at Gettysburg is as grand in scale as its depictions of strive against are unflinching.
For 3 days, conflict rages. Through all of it, James Longstreet is haunted by means of a imaginative and prescient of warfare that results in a fateful feud with Robert E. Lee. Scheming Dan Sickles approximately destroys his personal army. Gallant John Reynolds and obstreperous Win Hancock, fiery William Barksdale and rushing James Johnston Pettigrew, gallop towards their fates….
There are not any marble statues in this battlefield, purely males of flesh and blood, imperfect and brave. From New York Times bestselling writer and previous U.S. military officer Ralph Peters, Cain at Gettysburg is sure to turn into a vintage of guys at battle.
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Even I'm scared of you, most of the time. " She gave me a shrewd look. "Is that a dig at me? I suppose I've earned it. And it's what I would do, right now, if there'd been more in this whiskey bottle to give me the courage. But we'll bide our time on the buckle. The moment for it will come. " Chapter 5 Ebenezer Macbean lived for another six weeks. All that time I watched the comings and goings from the Macbean farm with dread, but as the weeks passed and nothing happened, I began to feel hopeful that Granny had been wrong and that he would live after all.
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