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After the Thunder: Fourteen Men Who Shaped Post-Civil War America
by Wilmer Jones
Beginning with the fall of Richmond and Lee's surrender at Appomattox, After the Thunder examines in detail the aftermath of the Civil War, following the lives of the leaders in the conflict as they found their way home from the battlefield to forge a new future from their war-ravaged past. Wilmer Jones profiles fourteen figures, revealing in intimate detail the characters ...more
Hardcover, 385 pages
Published April 1st 2000 by Taylor Trade Publishing
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This book has a terrific premise which is to write about key Civil War military and political figures on what they did and how they fared after the war. Unfortunately, the book spends more time on what they did during the war and should have spent more time on what happened afterwards. That being said, you still get a good idea of the lives of these people during the years after the war.