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Promise of Glory: A Novel of Antietam

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September 17, 1862

The single bloodiest day in the entire Civil War.

A last hope for the Confederacy to bring the war to the North.

A Union commander whose preoccupation with politics distracted him from a chance for victory.

The result: a bloody stalemate.

All of this was Antietam!

Promise of Glory

Robert E. Lee knew that he had to keep the momentum of the Confederate forces

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Published June 1st 2002 by Blackstone Audiobooks (first published September 12th 2000)
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Patrick Ewing
Oct 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent.
Jordan
Good historical novel. Owes a lot stylistically, structurally, and tonally to The Killer Angels, but doesn’t quite reach the literary heights of Shaara’s novel.
Nathan Schielke
1-C.X. Moreau is a U.S. Navy solider who is now retired and all the books he has written are all about a war story or a specific point in the U.S. history like the civil war

2-The book "Promise of Glory" was release in 2000

3-The setting of book is in the United States but in the Civil War and many people volunteered what they think is right but even some people don't believe that some of these policy are right at all . Those people are the Confederation and The Union fights to have rights against
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Paul Haspel
In Promise of Glory, C.X. Moreau chronicles the Battle of Antietam by focusing on the perspectives of leading figures on both sides: George McClellan, Robert E. Lee, Ambrose Burnside, James Longstreet, and various others. The literary strategy deployed here seems similar to the way Michael Shaara told the story of Gettysburg in his novel The Killer Angels, particularly when Moreau focuses on Lee's or Longstreet's perspective (both officers were also featured in Shaara's book). The novel achieves ...more
zack Zimmer
1- he likes writing about nonfiction books
2- 1861-1865
3- the time was in 1861-1865 and they were in a war so it was mostly battles in fields and a lot of bloodshed.
4- Robert E Lee - the american general for commanding the confederate army on vergara
Abraham lincoln - president of the united states
5- the theme was really just a lot of battles of the civil war and how it was being in the south fighting your brother in the north it was a really horrifying battle and was one of the worst in my bo
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PWRL
Jun 19, 2012 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Patrick
A Killer Angels-style account of the Battle of Antietam. Not quite Shaara-worthy, but almost.
Corinne
Enjoyed learning about Antietam through a historical fiction lens, but felt the author took a bit too much liberty getting into the heads of real characters.
Paul
Mar 27, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Captivating story of the battle of Antietam. The author finds just the right words and thoughts for the major characters of the battle.
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