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By Jeff Shaara

"[An] interesting learn . . . [Jeff] Shaara returns to the U.S. Civil battle during this first publication of a brand new trilogy. . . . This novel is meticulously researched and brings a bright fact to the historic occasions depicted."--Library Journal

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Spring 1862. The accomplice military within the West teeters near to cave in. basic Albert Sidney Johnston is compelled to desert the severe urban of Nashville and rally his troops in safeguard of the Memphis and Charleston Railroad. scorching on Johnston's path are of the Union's top generals: Ulysses provide and Don Carlos Buell. If their mixed forces can weigh down Johnston's military and trap the railroad, the struggle within the West most probably may be over. There's only one challenge: Johnston is aware of the Union plans and is poised to release an audacious shock assault on Grant's encampment--a small payment in southwestern Tennessee anchored via a humble church named Shiloh.

Drawing on meticulous learn, Jeff Shaara dramatizes the major judgements of the commanders on either side of the conflict--and brings to existence the junior officials, conscripts, and enlisted males who gave their involved in the reason. With wonderful 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 warfare novel, A Chain of Thunder.

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Ruth Hall, this is Michael Chase. ” “Nice to meet you, Ruth,” Michael said. Still Ruth said nothing, just kept staring. You’d think she’d never seen a guy speak to her best friend before. Since he was getting no response from Ruth, Michael turned back to me and continued where he left off. “Anyway, Ellie, I know it’s early in the week, but I wanted to ask if you were free this Saturday night. ” I shot a glance at Ruth, whose mouth had literally dropped open. We had talked about going to see the new Odeon release ourselves, this upcoming Saturday night.

No. Well, I don’t go on dates—” I turned bright red at my unintentional confession. “What I mean is I don’t have to ‘report in’ or anything—” He laughed. “I’m only kidding, Ellie. ” “A ride? ” “Of course. ” I nodded happily. Michael was quiet as he helped me into his parents’ navy Prius and headed toward my house. I wondered if I’d done or said something wrong, and tried to fill the void with chatter. But Michael seemed perfectly content driving in near-silence, with one hand on the wheel and the other nearly touching mine.

Disentangling myself from my sheets, I slid off the bed and padded over to my dresser, where I’d laid out my clothes for the day. I shivered; I could actually see my breath in the air. Why was it so cold? I looked around the room and saw that my window was ajar. Just a crack, but enough to let in the chilliness of the Maine autumn morning. I didn’t remember opening it before I went to bed. Odd, but I could be a bit absentminded at times. I closed the window, gathered up my clothes, and headed down the short hallway to my bathroom.

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