Cry Havoc! - The Crooked Road to Civil War, 1861-logo

Cry Havoc! - The Crooked Road to Civil War, 1861

Nelson D. Lankford

More Information

Genres:

History

Description:

In early March 1861, civil war loomed. By late April, Americans had begun to kill their fellow citizens. Cry Havoc! recounts in riveting detail the events that divided the states and reveals how quirks of timing, character, and place all conspired to transform the nation into a battlefield. Nelson Lankford, author of Richmond Burning, chronicles the eight critical weeks that began with Lincoln's inauguration through the explosion at Fort Sumter and the president's fateful response to it. Before Fort Sumpter, the balance could have tipped in favor of a peaceful resolution. But the groundswell of patriotic fervor that followed convulsed the political and military landscape in ways unimaginable just weeks before. This book addresses the many might-have-beens, both familiar and lesser known. What if Lincoln had shown restraint over Fort Sumter? What if he had delayed the proclaimation calling for troops? Could wavering unionists in the upper South have held the line? A must-read for all who wish to understand the birth of the modern United States of America, Cry Havoc! probes the fateful series of events and analyzes each of the failed possibilities that hindsight affords. "Might-have-beens haunt this absorbing study of the opening act of the Civil War."-Publishers Weekly

Language:

English

Narrators:

Michael Prichard

Length:

9h 54m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

19:11


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

35:08


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

26:13


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

28:04


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

33:29


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

39:35


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

32:30


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

38:16


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

25:24


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

34:41


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

26:09


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

43:12


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

36:19


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

24:39


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

30:30


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

31:13


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

32:08


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

40:05


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

16:54


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

00:28