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By Jeff Shaara

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

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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 protection of the Memphis and Charleston Railroad. sizzling on Johnston's path are of the Union's top generals: Ulysses provide and Don Carlos Buell. If their mixed forces can overwhelm Johnston's military and catch the railroad, the warfare within the West most likely could be over. There's only one challenge: Johnston is familiar with 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 means of a humble church named Shiloh.

Drawing on meticulous examine, Jeff Shaara dramatizes the main judgements of the commanders on each side of the conflict--and brings to lifestyles the junior officials, conscripts, and enlisted males who gave their taken with the reason. With gorgeous 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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He says that cards are to blame for many of the evils –’ ‘Yes, my dear, very likely! ’ said Mrs Tallant, somewhat obscurely. She fidgeted with her reticule for a moment, and then added, a little consciously: ‘I should not tease Papa with telling him the whole history of our doings today, girls. ’ Her daughters did not pretend to misunderstand her. ’ said Sophia. ‘No,’ agreed Arabella. ‘And particularly not about the fifty pounds, for I am sure he would say it was too much, and I must give it back to my uncle!

After a moment’s stupefaction he said resolutely: ‘That settles it! I shan’t come downstairs today after all. ’ ‘No, indeed! ’ There was a box lying open upon Mama’s dressing-table. ’ ‘My father gave them to me,’ said Mrs Tallant, sighing faintly. ‘Of course I have never worn them of late years, for I have no occasion to. Besides, they are scarcely suitable for a clergyman’s wife. But I have had them cleaned, and I mean to lend them to you to take with you to London. And I have asked Papa if he thinks I might give you Grandmama Tallant’s pearl necklet, and he sees no objection to it.

Did Mama wear it in company? What was in this elegant box? Poudre à la Maréchale! But did Mama then powder her hair, like the picture of Grandmama Tallant, up at the Hall? Oh, not quite like that! A gray powder? Oh, Mama, no! indd 29 6/10/09 2:20:50 PM Georgette Heyer without a gray hair to your head! How did you dress it? Not cut at all ? Curls to the waist at the back? And all those rolls and puffs over the ears! How could Mama have had the patience to do it? So odd as it must have looked, too!

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