Would you like something different to read on those cloudy nights? I have a short supply of my THE LONGEST NIGHT: A MILITARY HISTORY OF THE CIVIL WAR (Simon & Schuster, New York, 2001) and am selling the inventory as mint, inscribed copies of this military classic. Take a night off from traveling in time through your telescope and travel back in time to the Civil War days!
For $25 plus $4 shipping, I will send you a mint copy of this work, inscribed as you wish. Just e-mail me.
THE LONGEST NIGHT: A Military History of the Civil War by David J. Eicher, 990 pp., hardcover, mint with dust jacket, Simon & Schuster, New York, 2001.
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From the publisher . . .
Like no other conflict in our history, the Civil War casts a long shadow onto modern America," writes David Eicher. In his compelling new account of that war, Eicher gives us an authoritative modern single-volume battle history that spans the war from the opening engagement at Fort Sumter to Lee's surrender at Appomattox (and even beyond, to the less well-known but conclusive surrender of Confederate General Edmund Kirby Smith in Galveston, Texas, on June 2, 1865).
The Longest Night draws on hundreds of sources and includes numerous excerpts from letters, diaries, and reports by the soldiers who fought the war, giving readers a real sense of life — and death — on the battlefield. In addition to the main battle narrative, Eicher analyzes each side's evolving strategy and examines the tactics of Lee, Grant, Johnston, Sherman, and other leading figures of the war. He also discusses such militarily significant topics as prisons, railroads, shipbuilding, clandestine operations, and the expanding role of African Americans in the war.
The Longest Night is a riveting, indispensable history of the war that James McPherson in the Foreword to this book calls "the most dramatic, violent, and fateful experience in American history."