Download e-book for kindle: Cain at Gettysburg by Ralph Peters

By Ralph Peters

ISBN-10: 0765330474

ISBN-13: 9780765330475

Winner of the yank Library Association's W. Y. Boyd Award for Excellence in army Fiction

Two potent armies blunder towards one another, one led by means of convinced, cherished Robert E. Lee and the opposite by means of dour George Meade. They’ll meet in a Pennsylvania crossroads city the place nobody deliberate to fight.

In this sweeping, savagely life like novel, the best conflict ever fought on American soil explodes into lifestyles at Gettysburg. As generals squabble, staffs err. Tragedy unfolds for immigrants in blue and barefoot Rebels alike. The destiny of our country can be made up our minds in a couple of sq. miles of fields.

Following a difficult accomplice sergeant from the Blue Ridge, a sour Irish survivor of the good Famine, a German political refugee, and gun crews in blue and grey, Cain at Gettysburg is as grand in scale as its depictions of strive against are unflinching.

For 3 days, conflict rages. Through all of it, James Longstreet is haunted through a imaginative and prescient of warfare that results in a fateful feud with Robert E. Lee. Scheming Dan Sickles approximately destroys his personal army. Gallant John Reynolds and obstreperous Win Hancock, fiery William Barksdale and speeding James Johnston Pettigrew, gallop towards their fates….

There aren't any marble statues in this battlefield, simply males of flesh and blood, imperfect and brave. From New York Times bestselling writer and previous U.S. military officer Ralph Peters, Cain at Gettysburg is sure to develop into a vintage of guys at struggle.

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