A Vast and Fiendish Plot
New York City, November 25, 1864. Confederate officers attempt to destroy the city with a series of lethal fires that will forever diminish it to a mere speck of an island. What fueled these Southern patriots' rage? And what if they had succeeded?This terrifying scenario almost became a reality following what the "New York Herald" declared "a vast and fiendish plot." Infur...more
ebook, 320 pages
Published March 1st 2010 by Citadel Press
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Apr 12, 2012 Clint Flatt rated it 3 of 5 stars · review of another edition
This is a very interesting book on the Confederacy Secret Service, its members and reasonings. It talks much more about the people and events leading up the attack on New York city that the attack itself which leaves you to wonder if it had gone as planned would things after that point in the war be any different.
Fascinated by the American Civil War since the fourth grade, Clint Johnson has written eight books on the subject, including the acclaimed Civil War Blunders. Originally from Florida, he counts Confederate soldiers from Florida, Georgia, and Alabama among his ancestors. He is active as a Civil War re-enactor and has portrayed soldiers from both the South and the Union. In researching Pursuit, he s...moreMore about Clint Johnson...