Bloody Spring by Joseph Wheelan audiobook

Bloody Spring: Forty Days That Sealed the Confederacy’s Fate

By Joseph Wheelan
Read by Grover Gardner

Blackstone Publishing 9780306822063
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A unique and compelling examination of the Civil War’s “turningpoint”—forty crucial days in the spring of 1864 that turned the tide for theUnion In the spring of 1864, Robert E. Lee faced a new adversary:Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant. Named commander of all Union armies inMarch, Grant quickly went on the offensive against Lee in Virginia. On May 4 Grant’s army struck hard across the Rapidan River into north central Virginia,with Lee’s army contesting every mile. They fought for forty days until,finally, the Union army crossed the James River and began the siege ofPetersburg. The campaign cost ninety thousand men—the largest loss thewar had seen. While Grant lost nearly twice as many men as Lee did, he couldreplace them. Lee could not and would never again mount another majoroffensive. Lee’s surrender at Appomattox less than a year later was thedenouement of the drama begun in those crucial forty days.

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A unique and compelling examination of the Civil War’s “turningpoint”—forty crucial days in the spring of 1864 that turned the tide for theUnion

In the spring of 1864, Robert E. Lee faced a new adversary:Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant. Named commander of all Union armies inMarch, Grant quickly went on the offensive against Lee in Virginia. On May 4 Grant’s army struck hard across the Rapidan River into north central Virginia,with Lee’s army contesting every mile. They fought for forty days until,finally, the Union army crossed the James River and began the siege ofPetersburg.

The campaign cost ninety thousand men—the largest loss thewar had seen. While Grant lost nearly twice as many men as Lee did, he couldreplace them. Lee could not and would never again mount another majoroffensive. Lee’s surrender at Appomattox less than a year later was thedenouement of the drama begun in those crucial forty days.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The author of Terrible Swift Sword: The Life of Philip H. Sheridan and other works about the Civil War returns with a tactic-by-tactic, blow-by-blow account of the sanguinary actions between the forces of Ulysses Grant and Robert E. Lee near the end of the war…Well-researched and -argued—a text that Civil War scholars and buffs will consume with glee.” Kirkus Reviews
“Joseph Wheelan has delivered an exciting and crisply written biography.” Wall Street Journal on Terrible Swift Sword

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Author Bio: Joseph Wheelan

Author Bio: Joseph Wheelan

Joseph Wheelan, a graduate of the University of Wyoming and University of Colorado at Denver, is the author of several books, including the highly acclaimed Terrible Swift Sword and Jefferson’s War. Before turning to writing books full time, he was a reporter and editor for the Associated Press for twenty-four years, where he also wrote about the Korean War.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 14.18
Audience: Adult
Language: English