Freedom Rising: Washington in the Civil War
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Freedom Rising: Washington in the Civil War

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In this luminous portrait of wartime Washington, Ernest B. Furgurson–author of the widely acclaimed Chancellorsville 1863, Ashes of Glory, and Not War but Murder--brings to vivid life the personalities and events that animated the Capital during its most tumultuous time. Here among the sharpsters and prostitutes, slaves and statesmen are detective Allan Pinkerton, tracking...more
Paperback, 496 pages
Published November 8th 2005 by Vintage (first published November 2nd 2004)
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Cheryl
Author Ernest B. Furgurson is one of the most readable Civil War historians I've had the pleasure to read. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It is the story of how Washington D.C. grows and matures from a town with mud-filled streets to a capitol the country could be proud of during the Civil War. The book is filled with quotes and stories from primary sources that give the reader a real feel for the city, with all of its wrinkles, and what life was like for its residents. One example is the on-go...more
Paul Haspel
Freedom Rising is a very powerful history of Washington, D.C., during the Civil War. For many years, virtually the only significant history of Civil War Washington out there was Margaret Leech's Reveille in Washington - a very fine book, to be sure, but one that was written long ago. Ernest Furgurson, a former Baltimore Sun writer whose interest in the Civil War has led him to write books about Civil War battles like Chancellorsville, here does a very able job of telling the story of how, betwee...more
Kevin Kosar
I very much enjoyed this authoritative yet very accessible history of Washington, DC during the Civil War... (read more)
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