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A Blaze of Glory - A Novel of the Battle of Shiloh

Jeff Shaara

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In the first novel of a spellbinding new trilogy, New York Times bestselling author Jeff Shaara returns to the Civil War terrain he knows best. A Blaze of Glory takes us to the action-packed Western Theater for a vivid re-creation of one of the war's bloodiest and most iconic engagements-the Battle of Shiloh. It's the spring of 1862. The Confederate Army in the West teeters on the brink of collapse following the catastrophic loss of Fort Donelson. Commanding general Albert Sidney Johnston is forced to pull up stakes, abandon the critical city of Nashville, and rally his troops in defense of the Memphis and Charleston Railroad. Hot on Johnston's trail are two of the Union's best generals: the relentless Ulysses Grant, fresh off his career-making victory at Fort Donelson, and Don Carlos Buell. If their combined forces can crush Johnston's army and capture the railroad, the war in the West likely will be over. There's just one problem: Johnston knows of the Union plans, and is poised to launch an audacious surprise attack on Grant's encampment-a small settlement in southwestern Tennessee anchored by a humble church named Shiloh. With stunning you-are-there immediacy, Shaara takes us inside the maelstrom of Shiloh as no novelist has before. Drawing on meticulous research, he dramatizes the key actions and decisions of the commanders on both sides: Johnston, Grant, Sherman, Beauregard, and the illustrious Colonel Nathan Bedford Forrest. Here too are the thoughts and voices of the junior officers, conscripts, and enlisted men who gave their all for the cause, among them Confederate cavalry lieutenant James Seeley and Private Fritz "Dutchie" Bauer of the 16th Wisconsin Regiment-brave participants in a pitched back-and-forth battle whose casualty count would far surpass anything the American public had yet seen in this war. By the end of the first day of fighting, as Grant's bedraggled forces regroup for could be their last stand, two major events-both totally unexpected-will turn the tide of the battle and perhaps

Language:

English

Narrators:

Paul Michael

Length:

18h 24m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

18:17


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

29:35


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

35:42


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

37:38


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

31:12


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

39:05


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

28:36


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

24:06


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

40:27


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

24:18


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

33:08


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

22:05


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

21:45


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

13:10


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

23:09


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

25:41


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

50:49


Part 3, Chapter 17
Part 3, Chapter 17

13:40


Part 3, Chapter 18
Part 3, Chapter 18

18:15


Part 3, Chapter 19
Part 3, Chapter 19

22:05


Part 3, Chapter 20
Part 3, Chapter 20

22:42


Part 3, Chapter 21
Part 3, Chapter 21

29:28


Part 3, Chapter 22
Part 3, Chapter 22

31:17


Part 3, Chapter 23
Part 3, Chapter 23

20:29


Part 3, Chapter 24
Part 3, Chapter 24

39:26


Part 3, Chapter 25
Part 3, Chapter 25

36:35


Part 3, Chapter 26
Part 3, Chapter 26

17:33


Part 3, Chapter 27
Part 3, Chapter 27

45:15


Part 3, Chapter 28
Part 3, Chapter 28

26:30


Part 3, Chapter 29
Part 3, Chapter 29

21:24


Part 3, Chapter 30
Part 3, Chapter 30

16:10


Part 3, Chapter 31
Part 3, Chapter 31

27:28


Part 3, Chapter 32
Part 3, Chapter 32

22:30


Part 3, Chapter 33
Part 3, Chapter 33

49:00


Part 4, Chapter 34
Part 4, Chapter 34

31:58


Part 4, Chapter 35
Part 4, Chapter 35

18:16


Part 4, Chapter 36
Part 4, Chapter 36

35:16


Part 4, Chapter 37
Part 4, Chapter 37

27:29


Part 4, Chapter 38
Part 4, Chapter 38

32:00


Part 4, Chapter 39
Part 4, Chapter 39

00:36