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Ordeal of the Union, Vol 2: The Emergence of Lincoln: Douglas, Buchanan & Party Chaos, 1857-59/Prologue to Civil War, 1859-61 (Ordeal of the Union)

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In this volume Allan Nevins concludes his definitive history of the American Civil War. There is the bloody grinding-down of Confederate resolve, as the Union Army burns Atlanta, Sherman marches to the sea, Lee fails at Gettysburg, and the slow death grip between two great armies in the Battle of the Wilderness winds down into Appomattox. As these events take center stage, ...more
Paperback, 1072 pages
Published August 1st 1992 by Collier Books (first published January 1st 1992)
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The description is incorrect, this volume covers the years 1857-1861, the Buchanan administration thru the Lincoln inauguration. Once again, Allan Nevins does a great job covering the four years leading up to the Civil War. He details the slow but steady progression of the country towards war. Buchanan is a weak president ruled by his cabinet, the "directory," which includes several members whose allegiance is to the south, and not the Union. It is a fascinating look at how events during these ...more
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Allan Nevins was an American historian and journalist, renowned for his extensive work on the history of the Civil War and his biographies of such figures as President Grover Cleveland, Hamilton Fish, Henry Ford, and John D. Rockefeller.
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