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By Jeff Shaara

ISBN-10: 0345527372

ISBN-13: 9780345527370

"[An] intriguing learn . . . [Jeff] Shaara returns to the U.S. Civil struggle during this first booklet of a brand new trilogy. . . . This novel is meticulously researched and brings a vibrant truth to the old occasions depicted."--Library Journal


Spring 1862. The accomplice military within the West teeters near to cave in. normal Albert Sidney Johnston is pressured to desert the severe urban of Nashville and rally his troops in safeguard of the Memphis and Charleston Railroad. sizzling on Johnston's path are of the Union's most sensible generals: Ulysses furnish and Don Carlos Buell. If their mixed forces can weigh down Johnston's military and seize the railroad, the conflict within the West most probably could be over. There's only one challenge: Johnston understands of the Union plans and is poised to release an audacious shock assault on Grant's encampment--a small payment in southwestern Tennessee anchored by way of a humble church named Shiloh.

Drawing on meticulous study, Jeff Shaara dramatizes the major judgements of the commanders on each side of the conflict--and brings to lifestyles the junior officials, conscripts, and enlisted males who gave their inquisitive about the reason. With attractive immediacy, Shaara takes us contained in the maelstrom of Shiloh as no novelist has before.

"Brilliant . . . riveting . . . a piece to be embraced."--Bookreporter

Includes a preview of Jeff Shaara's subsequent Civil struggle novel, A Chain of Thunder.

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The cold is fierce—thirty-five below. The white roofs keel to the ground. At night the snow glistens and the blue air burns like alcohol. The streets are already empty, though the night is still young. Who is that couple out walking on an evening like this? –1905)—a Yiddish writer of sentimental novels, which were widely popular with readers. Shomer’s name became synonymous with shund (trashy) literature. 16 the zelmenyaners Uncle Itshe’s Bereh and Uncle Yuda’s Khayaleh! They’ve slipped away down the slope at the back of the yard and out to the street.

An oil lamp gave o√ its light. Uncle Zishe’s daughter Tonke lay in bed, reading a fat book while nibbling on a crust of bread. Uncle Zishe smoothed his beard in the semidarkness, uncertain how to begin. He turned to his wife, who was standing beside him as always. ‘‘What do you think, Gita? ‘‘I think something’s the matter with her,’’ Aunt Gita said. ’’ Tonke looked up at her father. ’’ she asked. ’’ She smiled to herself and went back to her book. Uncle Zishe looked at his wife. ‘‘Did you hear that, Gita?

There has never been a barren woman in the family, nor an early death apart from Aunt Hesye’s. As for baldness—you’re no descendant of Reb Zelmele’s if you show the least sign of it, even though you smell like a hayloft. 4 the zelmenyaners ♦♦♦ By the time a fourth generation had begun to sprout, Reb Zelmele was ready to take his leave. He wrote his will on the inside cover of a prayer book, hung around a while longer for no apparent reason, and died. He was a simple man. His will was in a Yiddish full of Hebrew words that not everyone understood.

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