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The Resource Hymns of the Republic : the story of the final year of the American Civil War, S. C. Gwynne

Hymns of the Republic : the story of the final year of the American Civil War, S. C. Gwynne

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Hymns of the Republic : the story of the final year of the American Civil War
Title
Hymns of the Republic
Title remainder
the story of the final year of the American Civil War
Statement of responsibility
S. C. Gwynne
Title variation
Story of the final year of the American Civil War
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "S. C. Gwynne's Hymns of the Republic addresses the period from Ulysses S. Grant's appointment as general of all Union armies in March 1864 to the surrender of Robert E. Lee at Appomattox a year later."
  • "The fourth and final year of the Civil War offers one of that era's most compelling narratives, defining the nation and one of history's great turning points. Now, S.C. Gwynne's Hymns of the Republic addresses the time Ulysses S. Grant arrives to take command of all Union armies in March 1864 to the surrender of Robert E. Lee at Appomattox a year later. Gwynne breathes new life into the epic battle between Lee and Grant; the advent of 180,000 black soldiers in the Union army; William Tecumseh Sherman's March to the Sea; the rise of Clara Barton; the election of 1864 (which Lincoln nearly lost); the wild and violent guerrilla war in Missouri; and the dramatic final events of the war, including the surrender at Appomattox and the murder of Abraham Lincoln. Hymns of the Republic offers angles and insights on the war that will surprise many readers. Robert E. Lee, known as a great general and southern hero, is presented here as a man dealing with frustration, failure, and loss. Ulysses S. Grant is known for his prowess as a field commander, but in the final year of the war he largely fails at that. His most amazing accomplishments actually began the moment he stopped fighting. William Tecumseh Sherman, Gwynne argues, was a lousy general, but probably the single most brilliant man in the war. We also meet a different Clara Barton, one of the greatest and most compelling characters, who redefined the idea of medical care in wartime. And proper attention is paid to the role played by large numbers of black union soldiers--most of them former slaves. They changed the war and forced the South to come up with a plan to use its own black soldiers. Popular history at its best, from Pulitzer Prize finalist S.C. Gwynne, Hymns of the Republic reveals the creation that arose from destruction in this thrilling read." -- Publisher's description
Summary
An epic account of the dramatic conclusion of the American Civil War
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--Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10815980
Cataloging source
DLC
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1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gwynne, S. C.
Dewey number
973.7
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E468
LC item number
.G97 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • United States
  • HISTORY / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the story of the final year of the American Civil War
Label
Hymns of the Republic : the story of the final year of the American Civil War, S. C. Gwynne
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-368) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
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  • txt
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Contents
The end begins -- With malice toward all -- The armies of spring -- A wilderness of pain -- Shovels and other weapons of war -- One additional horror -- Battlefield angel -- A circus of ineptitude -- The persuasive logic of gunpowder -- An elaborate slaughter -- The man who lost everything -- The mind of Ulysses S. Grant -- The war against Lincoln -- Politics of the not-quite-real -- Valley of fire -- Backroads to fame -- The moralist from hell -- Uncle Billy's book of moments -- Death ahead of them, death behind them -- Richmond is burning -- This bitter glory -- The unbearable weight of history -- Hell itself
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xii, 395 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781982136666
Lccn
2019017038
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029555888
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1085219983
Label
Hymns of the Republic : the story of the final year of the American Civil War, S. C. Gwynne
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-368) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The end begins -- With malice toward all -- The armies of spring -- A wilderness of pain -- Shovels and other weapons of war -- One additional horror -- Battlefield angel -- A circus of ineptitude -- The persuasive logic of gunpowder -- An elaborate slaughter -- The man who lost everything -- The mind of Ulysses S. Grant -- The war against Lincoln -- Politics of the not-quite-real -- Valley of fire -- Backroads to fame -- The moralist from hell -- Uncle Billy's book of moments -- Death ahead of them, death behind them -- Richmond is burning -- This bitter glory -- The unbearable weight of history -- Hell itself
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xii, 395 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781982136666
Lccn
2019017038
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029555888
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1085219983

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