The Damned of Petersburg Book
Score: 4
From 9 Ratings

The Damned of Petersburg


  • Author : Ralph Peters
  • Publisher : Forge Books
  • Release Date : 2016-06-28
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466839823

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The Damned of Petersburg Book Description :

GLORY TURNED GRIM... ...and warfare changed forever. As Grant pinned Lee to Petersburg and Richmond, the Confederacy’s stubborn Army of Northern Virginia struggled against a relentless Union behemoth, with breathtaking valor and sacrifice on both sides. That confrontation in the bloody summer and autumn of 1864 shaped the nation that we know today. From the butchery of The Crater, where stunning success collapsed into a massacre, through near-constant battles fought by heat-stricken soldiers, to the crucial election of 1864, The Damned of Petersburg resurrects our Civil War’s hard reality, as plumes and sabers gave way to miles of trenches. Amid the slaughter of those fateful months, fabled leaders—Grant and Lee, Winfield Scott Hancock and A. P. Hill—turned to rising heroes, Confederates “Little Billy” Mahone and Wade Hampton, last of the cavaliers, or Union warriors such as tragedy-stricken Francis Channing Barlow and the fearless Nelson Miles, a general at twenty-four. Nor does Ralph Peters forget the men in the ranks, the common soldiers who paid the price for the blunders of leaders who’d never know their names. In desperate battles, now forgotten, such as Deep Bottom, Globe Tavern and Reams Station, soldiers on both sides, pushed to the last human limits, fought on as their superiors struggled to master a terrible new age of warfare. The Damned of Petersburg revives heroes aplenty—enriching our knowledge of our most terrible war—but, above all, this novel’s a tribute to the endurance and courage of the American soldier, North or South. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Judgment at Appomattox Book

Judgment at Appomattox


  • Author : Ralph Peters
  • Publisher : Forge Books
  • Release Date : 2017-08-29
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466884021

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Judgment at Appomattox Book Description :

The ferocious final weeks of the Civil War come alive in Judgment at Appomattox, the final novel of New York Times bestselling author Ralph Peters's breathtaking, Boyd Award-winning series A great war nears its end. Robert E. Lee makes a desperate, dramatic gamble. It fails. Ulysses S. Grant moves. Veteran armies clash around Petersburg, Virginia, as Grant seeks to surround Lee and Lee makes a skillful withdrawal in the night. Richmond falls. Each day brings new combat and more casualties, as Lee’s exhausted, hungry troops race to preserve the Confederacy. But Grant does not intend to let Lee escape... In one of the most thrilling episodes in American history, heroes North and South, John Brown Gordon and Phillip Sheridan, James Longstreet and Francis Channing Barlow, battle each other across southern Virginia as the armies converge on a sleepy country court house. Written with the literary flair and historical accuracy readers expect from Ralph Peters, Judgment at Appomattox takes us through the Civil War’s last grim interludes of combat as flags fall and hearts break. Capping the author’s acclaimed five-novel cycle on the war in the East, this “dramatized history” pays homage to all the soldiers who fought, from an Irish-immigrant private wearing gray, to the “boy generals” who mastered modern war. This is a grand climax to a great, prize-winning series that honors—and reveals—America's past. Battle Hymn Cycle Cain at Gettysburg Hell or Richmond Valley of the Shadow The Damned of Petersburg Judgment at Appomattox At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Petersburg Book

Petersburg


  • Author : Emily Hanlon
  • Publisher : Labyrinth Press
  • Release Date : 1988
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 540
  • ISBN 10 : 0971061025

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Valley of the Shadow Book

Valley of the Shadow


  • Author : Ralph Peters
  • Publisher : Forge Books
  • Release Date : 2015-05-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466839816

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Valley of the Shadow Book Description :

Winner of the 2015 Boyd Award for Literary Excellence in Military Fiction In the Valley of the Shadow, they wrote their names in blood. From a daring Confederate raid that nearly seized Washington, D.C., to a stunning reversal on the bloody fields of Cedar Creek, the summer and autumn of 1864 witnessed some of the fiercest fighting of our Civil War—in mighty battles now all but forgotten. The desperate struggle for mastery of Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, breadbasket of the Confederacy and the South's key invasion route into the North, pitted a remarkable cast of heroes in blue and gray against each other: runty, rough-hewn Phillip Sheridan, a Union general with an uncanny gift for inspiring soldiers, and Jubal Early, his Confederate counterpart, stubborn, raw-mouthed and deadly; the dashing Yankee boy-general, George Armstrong Custer, and the brilliant, courageous John Brown Gordon, a charismatic Georgian who lived one of the era's greatest love stories. From hungry, hard-bitten Rebel privates to a pair of Union officers destined to become presidents, from a neglected hero who saved our nation's capital and went on to write one of his century's greatest novels, to doomed Confederate leaders of incomparable valor, Ralph Peters brings to life yesteryear's giants and their breathtaking battles with the same authenticity, skill and insight he offered readers in his prize-winning Civil War bestsellers, Cain at Gettysburg and Hell or Richmond. Sharp as a bayonet and piercing as a bullet, Valley of the Shadow is a great novel of our grandest, most-tragic war. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Darkness at Chancellorsville Book

Darkness at Chancellorsville


  • Author : Ralph Peters
  • Publisher : Forge Books
  • Release Date : 2019-05-21
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466884038

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Darkness at Chancellorsville Book Description :

Ralph Peters' Darkness at Chancellorsville is a novel of one of the most dramatic battles in American history, from the New York Times bestselling, three-time Boyd Award-winning author of the Battle Hymn Cycle. Centered upon one of the most surprising and dramatic battles in American history, Darkness at Chancellorsville recreates what began as a brilliant, triumphant campaign for the Union—only to end in disaster for the North. Famed Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson bring off an against-all-odds surprise victory, humiliating a Yankee force three times the size of their own, while the Northern army is torn by rivalries, anti-immigrant prejudice and selfish ambition. This historically accurate epic captures the high drama, human complexity and existential threat that nearly tore the United States in two, featuring a broad range of fascinating—and real—characters, in blue and gray, who sum to an untold story about a battle that has attained mythic proportions. And, in the end, the Confederate triumph proved a Pyrrhic victory, since it lured Lee to embark on what would become the war's turning point—the Gettysburg Campaign (featured in Cain At Gettysburg). At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The War After Armageddon Book
Score: 4.5
From 7 Ratings

The War After Armageddon


  • Author : Ralph Peters
  • Publisher : Forge Books
  • Release Date : 2009-09-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 1429962925

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The War After Armageddon Book Description :

Shocking scenes of battle...unforgettable soldiers...heartbreaking betrayals.... In this stunning, fast-paced novel, a ruthless future war unfolds in a 21st century nightmare: Los Angeles is a radioactive ruin; Europe lies bleeding; and Israel has been destroyed...with millions slaughtered. A furious America fights to reclaim the devastated Holy Land. The Marines storm ashore; the U.S. Army does battle in a Biblical landscape. Hi-tech weaponry is useless and primitive hatreds flare. Lt. Gen. Gary "Flintlock" Harris and his courageous warriors struggle for America's survival--with ruthless enemies to their front and treachery at their rear. Islamist fanatics, crusading Christians, and unscrupulous politicians open the door to genocide. The War After Armageddon thrusts the reader into a terrifying future in which all that remains is the horror of war--and the inspiration of individual heroism. A master at bringing to life "the eternal soldier," Ralph Peters tells a riveting tale that honors those Americans who fight and sacrifice all for a dream of freedom. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Petersburg Book

Petersburg


  • Author : Nikolaĭ Alekseevich Nekrasov
  • Publisher : Northwestern University Press
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN 10 : 9780810125735

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Petersburg Book Description :

This collection of short works forms a documentary of life in the mid-nineteenth-century metropolis.

Petersburg Tales Book

Petersburg Tales


  • Author : Nikolai Gogol
  • Publisher : Alma Books
  • Release Date : 2018-01-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780714545851

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Petersburg Tales Book Description :

Written in the 1830s and early 1840s, these comic stories tackle life behind the cold and elegant facade of the Imperial capital from the viewpoints of various characters, such as a collegiate assessor who one day finds that his nose has detached itself from his face and risen the ranks to become a state councillor ('The Nose'), a painter and a lieutenant whose romantic pursuits meet with contrasting degrees of success ('Nevsky Prospect') and a lowly civil servant whose existence desperately unravels when he loses his prized new coat ('The Overcoat').Also including the 'Diary of Madman', these Petersburg Tales paint a critical yet hilarious portrait of a city riddled with pomposity and self-importance, masterfully juxtaposing nineteenth-century realism with madcap surrealism, and combining absurdist farce with biting satire.

Cain at Gettysburg Book
Score: 3.5
From 7 Ratings

Cain at Gettysburg


  • Author : Ralph Peters
  • Publisher : Forge Books
  • Release Date : 2012-02-28
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429968478

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Cain at Gettysburg Book Description :

Winner of the American Library Association's W. Y. Boyd Award for Excellence in Military Fiction Two mighty armies blunder toward each other, one led by confident, beloved Robert E. Lee and the other by dour George Meade. They'll meet in a Pennsylvania crossroads town where no one planned to fight. In this sweeping, savagely realistic novel, the greatest battle ever fought on American soil explodes into life at Gettysburg. As generals squabble, staffs err. Tragedy unfolds for immigrants in blue and barefoot Rebels alike. The fate of our nation will be decided in a few square miles of fields. Following a tough Confederate sergeant from the Blue Ridge, a bitter Irish survivor of the Great Famine, a German political refugee, and gun crews in blue and gray, Cain at Gettysburg is as grand in scale as its depictions of combat are unflinching. For three days, battle rages. Through it all, James Longstreet is haunted by a vision of war that leads to a fateful feud with Robert E. Lee. Scheming Dan Sickles nearly destroys his own army. Gallant John Reynolds and obstreperous Win Hancock, fiery William Barksdale and dashing James Johnston Pettigrew, gallop toward their fates.... There are no marble statues on this battlefield, only men of flesh and blood, imperfect and courageous. From New York Times bestselling author and former U.S. Army officer Ralph Peters, Cain at Gettysburg is bound to become a classic of men at war. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Man from St  Petersburg Book
Score: 4
From 8 Ratings

The Man from St Petersburg


  • Author : Ken Follett
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2003-06-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 1101043881

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The Man from St Petersburg Book Description :

"Ken Follett has done it once more . . . goes down with the ease and impact of a well-prepared martini." —New York Times Book Review His name was Feliks. He came to London to commit a murder that would change history. A master manipulator, he had many weapons at his command, but against him were ranged the whole of the English police, a brilliant and powerful lord, and the young Winston Churchill himself. These odds would have stopped any man in the world—except the man from St. Petersburg. Look out for Ken Follett's newest book, A Column of Fire, available now.

Hell Or Richmond Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Hell Or Richmond


  • Author : Ralph Peters
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2013-05-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 542
  • ISBN 10 : 9780765330482

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Hell Or Richmond Book Description :

A sequel to Cain at Gettysburg reimagines a brutal 30-day period of the Civil War as experienced by Harvard valedictorian Union general Francis Channing Barlow, brawling Rebel colonel William C. Oates and a simple laborer destined to win the Medal of Honor.

Those Damned Black Hats  Book

Those Damned Black Hats


  • Author : Lance J. Herdegen
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 323
  • ISBN 10 : 1932714839

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Those Damned Black Hats Book Description :

"I promise, you will know a lot more about Gettysburg when you finish reading Those Damned Black Hats!"---Midwest Book Review The Iron Brigade, an all-Western outfit famously branded as The Iron Brigade of the West, served entirely in the Eastern Theater. Hardy men were these soldiers from Indiana, Wisconsin, and Michigan, who waged war beneath their unique black Hardee Hats from Brawner's Farm during the Second Bull Run Campaign all the way to Appomattox. In between were memorable combats at South Mountain, Antietam, Chancellorsville, Mine Run, the Overland Campaign, and the grueling fighting around Petersburg. None of these battles compared with the "four long hours" of July 1, 1863, at Gettysburg, where the Iron Brigade was all but wrecked. Those Damned Black Hats! is the first book-length account of their experiences during that fateful summer of 1863. Drawing upon a wealth of sources, including dozens of unpublished or unused accounts, Herdegen details for the first time the exploits of the 2nd, 6th, and 9th Wisconsin, 19th Indiana, and 24th Michigan regiments during the entire campaign. On July I, the Westerners stood line-to-line and often face-to-face with their adversaries, who later referred to them as "those damned Black Hats." With the help of other comrades, the Hoosiers, Badgers, and Wolverines helped save the Army of the Potomac's defensive position west of town. Their heroics above Willoughby Run, along the Chambersburg Pike, and at the Railroad Cut helped define the opposing lines for the rest of the battle. Herdegen's account is much more than a battle study. The story of the fighting at the "Bloody Railroad Cut" is well known, but the attack and defense of McPherson's Ridge, the final stand at Seminary Ridge, the occupation of Culp's Hill, and the final pursuit of the Confederate Army has never been explored in sufficient depth or with such story telling ability. Herdegen completes the journey of the Black Hats with an account of the reconciliatio

Campaign for Petersburg Book

Campaign for Petersburg


  • Author : Richard Wayne Lykes
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1970
  • Genre: Petersburg (Va.)
  • Pages : 75
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015026644933

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The History of Rome Hanks and Kindred Matters Book
Score: 2
From 2 Ratings

The History of Rome Hanks and Kindred Matters


  • Author : Joseph Stanley Pennell
  • Publisher : Gateway Books
  • Release Date : 1982
  • Genre: United States
  • Pages : 363
  • ISBN 10 : 0933256337

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The History of Rome Hanks and Kindred Matters Book Description :

Conflict between Walter Mabaso, a new arrival in Nelstroom, Transvaal, and Hendrik Du Toit, the location superintendent in charge of the Black residents, stirs up the whole town

Swamplandia  Book
Score: 3
From 140 Ratings

Swamplandia


  • Author : Karen Russell
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2011-02-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307595447

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Swamplandia Book Description :

Thirteen-year-old Ava Bigtree has lived her entire life at Swamplandia!, her family’s island home and gator-wrestling theme park in the Florida Everglades. But when illness fells Ava’s mother, the park’s indomitable headliner, the family is plunged into chaos; her father withdraws, her sister falls in love with a spooky character known as the Dredgeman, and her brilliant big brother, Kiwi, defects to a rival park called The World of Darkness. As Ava sets out on a mission through the magical swamps to save them all, we are drawn into a lush and bravely imagined debut that takes us to the shimmering edge of reality.

Flames of Heaven Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Flames of Heaven


  • Author : Ralph Peters
  • Publisher : Stackpole Books
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 0811726843

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Flames of Heaven Book Description :

Peters's critically acclaimed novel is set in the final days of the Soviet Union and heralds the birth of the new Russia.

Spies in St  Petersburg Book

Spies in St Petersburg


  • Author : Katherine Woodfine
  • Publisher : Egmont UK
  • Release Date : 2019-05-02
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780317991

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Spies in St Petersburg Book Description :

With Sophie still missing in action after their explosive mission in Paris, Lil decides to take matters into her own hands. On a new mission for the Secret Service Bureau, can Lil find Sophie in misty, mysterious St Petersburg? Can they uncover the identity of their true enemy and can they trust anyone – even the Bureau? It's time for Sophie and Lil to put their spy skills to the test. Read the first book in the TAYLOR AND ROSE SECRET AGENTS series: PERIL IN PARIS Don't miss The SINCLAIR'S MYSTERIES series: THE CLOCKWORK SPARROW THE JEWELLED MOTH THE PAINTED DRAGON THE MIDNIGHT PEACOCK Perfect for fans of Robin Stevens' Murder Most Unladylike series, Katherine Rundell and Emma Carroll.

Chimes of a Lost Cathedral Book

Chimes of a Lost Cathedral


  • Author : Janet Fitch
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2019-07-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 752
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316510066

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Chimes of a Lost Cathedral Book Description :

A young Russian woman comes into her own in the midst of revolution and civil war in this "brilliant" novel set in "a world of furious beauty" (Los Angeles Review of Books). After the loves and betrayals of The Revolution of Marina M., young poet Marina Makarova finds herself alone amid the devastation of the Russian Civil War -- pregnant and adrift, forced to rely on her own resourcefulness to find a place to wait out the birth of her child and eventually make her way back to her native city, Petrograd. After two years of revolution, the city that was once St. Petersburg is almost unrecognizable, the haunted, half-emptied, starving Capital of Once Had Been, its streets teeming with homeless children. Moved by their plight, though hardly better off herself, she takes on the challenge of caring for these orphans, until they become the tool of tragedy from an unexpected direction. Shaped by her country's ordeals and her own trials -- betrayal and privation and inconceivable loss -- Marina evolves as a poet and a woman of sensibility and substance hardly imaginable at the beginning of her transformative odyssey. Chimes of a Lost Cathedral is the culmination of one woman's s journey through some of the most dramatic events of the last century -- the epic story of an artist who discovers her full power, passion, and creativity just as her revolution reveals its true direction for the future.

Without Fear Book

Without Fear


  • Author : Col. David Hunt
  • Publisher : Forge Books
  • Release Date : 2018-08-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780765394019

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Without Fear Book Description :

"Outstanding . . . This military adventure thriller deserves to become a genre classic."—Publishers Weekly, starred review New York Times bestselling author Col. David Hunt and R. J. Pineiro have teamed up for a second action-packed, Hunter Stark thriller steeped in authenticity: Without Fear. Southern Afghanistan, 2005. NATO forces are battling the Taliban across Kandahar Province. In a terrifying twist, the rebels unearth a tactical nuclear bomb lost in the final days of the Soviet occupation. The years buried in the sand have damaged it, so the Taliban seeks the help of al Qaeda to secure replacement parts through its contacts in Saudi Arabia, the Opium Cartel, and the Russian Mafia. Doing so, however, inadvertently alerts the Americans, the Russians, and the Israelis. Hunter Stark and his team of CIA contractors are on the chase, dispensing explosive waves of violence to track where the Taliban is hiding the weapon. But Russian Spetsnaz and Israeli Mossad operatives are also in the region following their own agendas—as is NATO—triggering chaos and confusion. The stakes skyrocket when a courier delivers the components and the weapon becomes functional, forcing Stark to drive full throttle, without fear, into a world of terror, going beyond duty and honor to prevent the unthinkable. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Never Quit the Fight Book

Never Quit the Fight


  • Author : Ralph Peters
  • Publisher : Stackpole Books
  • Release Date : 2008-02
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN 10 : 9780811734400

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Never Quit the Fight Book Description :

Drawing on his global experiences from Africa to Iraq, author Ralph Peters attacks today's crucial issues of our time head-on, with the clear eye and blunt voice that has won him a devoted following: Is Iraq worth it? What's the truth behind the politics? Are our defense dollars buying a strong military--or the wrong military? Are we missing great opportunities elsewhere while hypnotized by the Middle East? Must we accept that Islam itself is the problem? Will we face a war with China? What would such a war mean? Can Washington learn from its mistakes? These are just a few of the controversial issues Peters takes on in a series of body blows to the status quo. Famed as the most original strategist of our time, Ralph Peters builds on the critical and commercial success of previous books, Wars of Blood and Faith(978-0-8117-0274-4) andNew Glory(1-59523-011-4), to offer a stunningly fresh vision for our military, our country, and the world.