By Jeff M. Shaara
Carrying on with the trilogy that begun with A Blaze of Glory, big apple instances bestselling writer Jeff Shaara returns to chronicle one other decisive bankruptcy in America's lengthy and bloody Civil conflict. In a sequence of Thunder, the motion shifts to the fort urban of Vicksburg, Mississippi. There, within the vaunted "Gibraltar of the Confederacy," a siege for the a long time will cement the acceptance of 1 Union general--and all yet seal the destiny of the insurgent cause.
In may well 1863, after months of not easy and sour wrestle, Union troops lower than the command of significant basic Ulysses S. furnish in the end effectively pass the Mississippi River. They strength the remnants of accomplice Lieutenant common John C. Pemberton's military to retreat to Vicksburg, burning the bridges over the large Black River in its course. yet after maintaining heavy casualties in failed attacks opposed to the rebels, Union infantrymen are wasting self assurance and morale is low. supply reluctantly makes a decision to lay...
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