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April 1865 - The Month That Saved America

Jay Winik

This New York Times best-seller from noted historian and acclaimed author Jay Winik forever changes common perceptions of the final month of the American Civil War. April 1865 could have destroyed the nation. Instead, it saved it. As April begins, the battered Confederate capital of Richmond falls to the Union Army. Robert E. Lee surrenders his forces to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox one week later. In good spirits and sensing the war’s end, President Abraham Lincoln attends a comedic play--and is assassinated. Simultaneously, Secretary of State William Seward is brutally attacked, but survives. Along with fears that remaining Confederate soldiers will break into guerrilla bands, these events threaten to plunge America into turmoil. But it is not to be. Winik’s engrossing narrative sweeps readers along from one incredible moment to the next until, remarkably, peace is reached. A provocative and deeply researched account, this modern classic is a major reassessment of the 30 most pivotal days in United States history.

This New York Times best-seller from noted historian and acclaimed author Jay Winik forever changes common perceptions of the final month of the American Civil War. April 1865 could have destroyed the nation. Instead, it saved it. As April begins, the battered Confederate capital of Richmond falls to the Union Army. Robert E. Lee surrenders his forces to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox one week later. In good spirits and sensing the war’s end, President Abraham Lincoln attends a comedic play--and is assassinated. Simultaneously, Secretary of State William Seward is brutally attacked, but survives. Along with fears that remaining Confederate soldiers will break into guerrilla bands, these events threaten to plunge America into turmoil. But it is not to be. Winik’s engrossing narrative sweeps readers along from one incredible moment to the next until, remarkably, peace is reached. A provocative and deeply researched account, this modern classic is a major reassessment of the 30 most pivotal days in United States history.
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History

Description:

This New York Times best-seller from noted historian and acclaimed author Jay Winik forever changes common perceptions of the final month of the American Civil War. April 1865 could have destroyed the nation. Instead, it saved it. As April begins, the battered Confederate capital of Richmond falls to the Union Army. Robert E. Lee surrenders his forces to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox one week later. In good spirits and sensing the war’s end, President Abraham Lincoln attends a comedic play--and is assassinated. Simultaneously, Secretary of State William Seward is brutally attacked, but survives. Along with fears that remaining Confederate soldiers will break into guerrilla bands, these events threaten to plunge America into turmoil. But it is not to be. Winik’s engrossing narrative sweeps readers along from one incredible moment to the next until, remarkably, peace is reached. A provocative and deeply researched account, this modern classic is a major reassessment of the 30 most pivotal days in United States history.

Language:

English

Length:

16h 22m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

13:45


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

58:58


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

57:56


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

37:30


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

54:14


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

55:36


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

16:11


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

53:48


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

54:16


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

26:23


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

56:07


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

14:28


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

57:07


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

58:48


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

36:20


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

57:57


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

55:33


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

56:54


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

57:38


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:49


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

32:35


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

35:16


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

27:21


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

00:28