To Make Men Free

To Make Men Free

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With To Make Men Free (originally published as The Battle of the Crater), New York Times bestselling authors Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen take readers to the center of a nearly forgotten Civil War confrontation, a battle that was filled with controversy and misinterpretation even before the attack began. June 1864: the Civil War is now into its fourth year of bloody conflict with no end in sight. James O'Reilly--famed artist, correspondent, and former companion of Lincoln--is summoned discreetly to a meeting with the President. His old friend gives him a difficult assignment: travel to the trenches outside of Richmond to be Lincoln's eyes and ears amongst the men, sending back an honest account of the front. Meanwhile, General Ambrose Burnside, a hard luck commander out of favor with his superiors, has an ingenious plan to break through the closest point on the Confederate line by tunneling forward from the Union position beneath the fort to explode its defenses. The risks are high, and Burnside needs a brave division of the United States Colored Troops for one desperate rush that just might bring victory. As the battleground drama unfolds, this must-read work rewrites our understanding of one of the great battles of the war, providing a sharp, rousing and harshly realistic view of politics and combat during the darkest year of the Civil War. Praise for the works of Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen qMasterful storytelling.q --William E. Butterworth IV, New York Times bestselling author of The Saboteurs qCompelling narrative force and meticulous detail.q --The Atlanta Journal Constitution Previously published as The Battle of the Crater.James Reilly, artist and illustrator for Harpera#39;s Weekly, looked over his shoulder at the colonel, who was holding his pocket watch up in the pale light before dawn ; the mana#39;s hands were shaking. a€œWill someone tell that old bastard to shut theanbsp;...

Title:To Make Men Free
Author:Newt Gingrich, William R. Forstchen, Albert S. Hanser
Publisher:Macmillan - 2012-05-08


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