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By Jeff Shaara

"[An] interesting learn . . . [Jeff] Shaara returns to the U.S. Civil battle during this first publication of a brand new trilogy. . . . This novel is meticulously researched and brings a vibrant truth to the historic occasions depicted."--Library Journal


Spring 1862. The accomplice military within the West teeters near to cave in. common Albert Sidney Johnston is compelled to desert the serious urban of Nashville and rally his troops in protection of the Memphis and Charleston Railroad. sizzling on Johnston's path are of the Union's most sensible generals: Ulysses supply and Don Carlos Buell. If their mixed forces can weigh down Johnston's military and seize the railroad, the struggle within the West most probably can be over. There's only one challenge: Johnston understands of the Union plans and is poised to release an audacious shock assault on Grant's encampment--a small payment in southwestern Tennessee anchored via a humble church named Shiloh.

Drawing on meticulous examine, Jeff Shaara dramatizes the main judgements of the commanders on either side of the conflict--and brings to existence the junior officials, conscripts, and enlisted males who gave their concerned with the reason. With beautiful immediacy, Shaara takes us contained in the maelstrom of Shiloh as no novelist has before.

"Brilliant . . . riveting . . . a piece to be embraced."--Bookreporter

Includes a preview of Jeff Shaara's subsequent Civil struggle novel, A Chain of Thunder.

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2 Why, asked the Prime Minister at about the same time, was Ireland such a recurrent disaster? Consulting his own global maps from London, William Pitt reflected on the alarming sequence of recent English events: poor harvests, rising prices, bread riots, budget deficits, banking crises, radical conspiracies, and a barely averted invasion by 100,000 soldiers of the army of France. 3 If the British Empire were to survive its war against the mobilized energies of revolutionary France, something would have to be done about Ireland, the weakest link in the imperial chain.

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Since Ennui was published after The Wild Irish Girl, we cannot rule out the possibility that it was Edgeworth who was influenced by Owenson, rather than vice versa. Nevertheless, Ennui was likely drafted before The Wild Irish Girl was published. Perhaps both writers were traveling in parallel tracks, unbeknownst to one another. Edgeworth, Owenson, and the burdens of history 27 Now, in the age of liberalism and voluntary union, they can return as friends and protectors, but only after they have acknowledged the damage of their ancestors’ rapacity.

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