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A Chain of Thunder - A Novel of the Siege of Vicksburg

Jeff Shaara

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Continuing the series that began with A Blaze of Glory, Jeff Shaara returns to chronicle another decisive chapter in America's long and bloody Civil War. In A Chain of Thunder, the action shifts to the fortress city of Vicksburg, Mississippi. There, in the vaunted "Gibraltar of the Confederacy," a siege for the ages will cement the reputation of one Union general-and all but seal the fate of the rebel cause. In May 1863, after months of hard and bitter combat, Union troops under the command of Major General Ulysses S. Grant at long last successfully cross the Mississippi River. They force the remnants of Confederate Lieutenant General John C. Pemberton's army to retreat to Vicksburg, burning the bridges over the Big Black River in its path. But after sustaining heavy casualties in two failed assaults against the rebels, Union soldiers are losing confidence and morale is low. Grant reluctantly decides to lay siege to the city, trapping soldiers and civilians alike inside an iron ring of Federal entrenchments. Six weeks later, the starving and destitute Southerners finally surrender, yielding command of the Mississippi River to the Union forces on July 4-Independence Day-and marking a crucial turning point in the Civil War. Drawing on comprehensive research and his own intimate knowledge of the Vicksburg Campaign, Jeff Shaara once again weaves brilliant fiction out of the ragged cloth of historical fact. From the command tents where generals plot strategy to the ruined mansions where beleaguered citizens huddle for safety, this is a panoramic portrait of men and women whose lives are forever altered by the siege. On one side stand the emerging legend Grant, his irascible second William T. Sherman, and the youthful "grunt" Private Fritz Bauer; on the other, the Confederate commanders Pemberton and Joseph Johnston, as well as nineteen-year-old Lucy Spence, a civilian doing her best to survive in the besieged city. By giving voice to their experiences at Vicksburg, A Chain of Thunder v

Language:

English

Narrators:

Paul Michael

Length:

22h 7m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:13


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:05


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:37


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:16


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:32


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

09:44


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:32


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:42


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:11


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:45


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:33


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:54


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:26


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:05


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:53


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:29


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:18


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:02


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:41


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:54


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:08


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:05


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:13


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:42


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

09:26


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:11


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:25


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:44


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

09:42


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:48


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:02


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

09:38


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:33


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:30


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:23


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:10


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:10


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:14


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:30


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:04


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:25


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

09:02


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

09:25


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:53


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:36


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

09:37


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:33


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:31


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:35


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:53


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:20


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:42


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:59


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:25


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:28


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:33


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:54


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:23


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

08:43


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:35


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:45


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:32


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:23


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:03


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:16


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

08:02


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

08:38


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

09:55


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:58


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:22


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:45


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:46


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:58


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:58


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:21


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

08:07


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:40


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:29


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

09:25


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

07:54


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:46


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

07:00


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

09:51


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

08:09


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

07:47


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

09:42


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:59


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

06:36


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

08:46


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

07:52


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:11


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

09:09


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

07:46


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

03:59


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:14


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

09:37


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:37


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

09:24


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

08:16


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

08:40


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

07:55


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

08:48


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

03:59


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

08:53


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

03:43


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

07:59


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

08:54


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

03:58


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

08:07


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

06:09


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

06:59


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

06:50


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

05:59


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

06:42


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

05:13


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

04:39


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

07:22


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

06:13


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

06:46


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

05:45


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

06:01


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

08:31


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

07:50


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

04:58


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

05:28


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

05:05


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

03:25


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

07:53


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

05:31


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

04:31


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

08:43


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

05:32


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

05:56


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

07:01


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

05:54


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

06:26


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

04:56


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

07:50


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

08:10


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

07:00


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

06:40


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

07:09


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

08:21


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

08:44


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

04:13


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

06:29


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

06:16


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

07:46


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

06:38


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

08:15


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

06:59


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

05:13


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

05:42


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

08:00


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

06:20


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

05:19


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

08:10


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

05:49


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

05:49


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

09:22


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

06:50


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

03:12


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

08:42


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

07:39


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

08:32


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

05:58


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

09:46


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

04:05


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

04:39


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

07:00


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

03:12


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

06:50


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

05:33


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

04:49


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

08:44


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

04:35


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

03:35


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

06:52


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

07:33


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

04:15


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

05:22


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

07:17


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

07:31


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

03:38


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

09:55


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

08:25


Chapter 188
Chapter 188

09:35


Chapter 189
Chapter 189

04:27


Chapter 190
Chapter 190

09:34


Chapter 191
Chapter 191

06:46


Chapter 192
Chapter 192

08:43


Chapter 193
Chapter 193

06:28


Chapter 194
Chapter 194

06:43


Chapter 195
Chapter 195

07:01


Chapter 196
Chapter 196

00:36