1861: The Civil War Awakening by Adam Goodheart
By Adam Goodheart
An epic of braveness and heroism past the battlefields, 1861 is Adam Goodheart’s account of ways the Civil warfare started and a moment American revolution opened up, surroundings Abraham Lincoln at the route to greatness and thousands of slaves at the highway to freedom.
In this gripping and unique booklet, Goodheart introduces us to a heretofore little-known forged of Civil battle heroes—among them an acrobatic defense force colonel, an explorer’s spouse, an idealistic band of German immigrants, a regiment of latest York urban firemen, a group of Virginia slaves, and a tender collage professor who may sooner or later turn into president. Their tales take us from the corridors of the White apartment to the slums of long island, from the waters of the Chesapeake to the deserts of Nevada, from Boston universal to Alcatraz Island, vividly evoking the Union at its second of final challenge and decision.
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