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1861 : the Civil War awakening

Author: Adam Goodheart
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2011, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st editionView all editions and formats
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As the United States marks the 150th anniversary of our defining national drama, historian Adam Goodheart presents an original account of how the Civil War began. 1861 is an epic of courage and heroism beyond the battlefields. Early in that fateful year, a second American revolution unfolded, inspiring a new generation to reject their parents' faith in compromise and appeasement, to do the unthinkable in the name of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Goodheart
ISBN: 9781400040155 1400040159
OCLC Number: 676726649
Notes: "This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso.
Description: 481 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue : a banner at daybreak : Charleston Harbor, December 1860 --
Wide awake : Boston, October 1860 --
The old gentlemen : Washington, January 1861 --
Forces of nature : central Ohio, February 1861 --
A shot in the dark : Charleston Harbor, April 1861 --
The volunteer : lower Manhattan, April 1861 --
Gateways to the west : Carson Valley, Nevada Territory, May 1861 --
The crossing : Washington, May 1861 --
Freedom's fortress : Hampton Roads, Virginia, May 1861 --
Independence Day : Washington, D.C., July 1861.
Other Titles: Civil War awakening
Responsibility: Adam Goodheart.

Abstract:

As the United States marks the 150th anniversary of our defining national drama, historian Adam Goodheart presents an original account of how the Civil War began. 1861 is an epic of courage and heroism beyond the battlefields. Early in that fateful year, a second American revolution unfolded, inspiring a new generation to reject their parents' faith in compromise and appeasement, to do the unthinkable in the name of an ideal. It set Abraham Lincoln on the path to greatness and millions of slaves on the road to freedom. Goodheart takes us from the corridors of the White House to the slums of Manhattan, from the mouth of the Chesapeake to the deserts of Nevada, from Boston Common to Alcatraz Island, vividly evoking the Union at this moment of ultimate crisis and decision.--From publisher description.
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Absorbing Views of Civil War's Beginning, Both Civilian and Military

by whisner (WorldCat user published 2011-12-30) Excellent Permalink

I loved this book so much I felt let down when I clicked next page on my Kindle and saw I was at the last chapter. (Part of the let-down might be explained that by the title's promise that the book would  cover 1861, when it really only goes through Lincoln's message to Congress in 1861, followed...
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