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The Fateful Lightning - A Novel of the Civil War

Jeff Shaara

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From Jeff Shaara comes the riveting final installment in the Civil War series that began with A Blaze of Glory and continued in A Chain of Thunder and The Smoke at Dawn. November 1864: As the Civil War rolls into its fourth bloody year, the tide has turned decidedly in favor of the Union. A grateful Abraham Lincoln responds to Ulysses S. Grant's successes by bringing the general east, promoting Grant to command the entire Union war effort, while William Tecumseh Sherman now directs the Federal forces that occupy all of Tennessee. In a massive surge southward, Sherman conquers the city of Atlanta, sweeping aside the Confederate army under the inept leadership of General John Bell Hood. Pushing through northern Georgia, Sherman's legendary March to the Sea shoves away any Rebel presence, and by Christmas 1864 the city of Savannah falls into the hands of "Uncle Billy." Now there is but one direction for Sherman to go. In his way stands the last great hope for the Southern cause, General Joseph E. Johnston. In the concluding novel of his epic Civil War tetralogy, Jeff Shaara tells the dramatic story of the final eight months of battle from multiple perspectives: the commanders in their tents making plans for total victory, as well as the ordinary foot soldiers and cavalrymen who carried out their orders until the last alarum sounded. Through Sherman's eyes, we gain insight into the mind of the general who vowed to "make Georgia howl" until it surrendered. In Johnston, we see a man agonizing over the limits of his army's power, and accepting the burden of leading the last desperate effort to ensure the survival of the Confederacy. The Civil War did not end quietly. It climaxed in a storm of fury that lay waste to everything in its path. The Fateful Lightning brings to life those final brutal, bloody months of fighting with you-are-there immediacy, grounded in the meticulous research that readers have come to expect from Jeff Shaara. Praise for Jeff Shaara's new Civil War series The Fa

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From Jeff Shaara comes the riveting final installment in the Civil War series that began with A Blaze of Glory and continued in A Chain of Thunder and The Smoke at Dawn. November 1864: As the Civil War rolls into its fourth bloody year, the tide has turned decidedly in favor of the Union. A grateful Abraham Lincoln responds to Ulysses S. Grant's successes by bringing the general east, promoting Grant to command the entire Union war effort, while William Tecumseh Sherman now directs the Federal forces that occupy all of Tennessee. In a massive surge southward, Sherman conquers the city of Atlanta, sweeping aside the Confederate army under the inept leadership of General John Bell Hood. Pushing through northern Georgia, Sherman's legendary March to the Sea shoves away any Rebel presence, and by Christmas 1864 the city of Savannah falls into the hands of "Uncle Billy." Now there is but one direction for Sherman to go. In his way stands the last great hope for the Southern cause, General Joseph E. Johnston. In the concluding novel of his epic Civil War tetralogy, Jeff Shaara tells the dramatic story of the final eight months of battle from multiple perspectives: the commanders in their tents making plans for total victory, as well as the ordinary foot soldiers and cavalrymen who carried out their orders until the last alarum sounded. Through Sherman's eyes, we gain insight into the mind of the general who vowed to "make Georgia howl" until it surrendered. In Johnston, we see a man agonizing over the limits of his army's power, and accepting the burden of leading the last desperate effort to ensure the survival of the Confederacy. The Civil War did not end quietly. It climaxed in a storm of fury that lay waste to everything in its path. The Fateful Lightning brings to life those final brutal, bloody months of fighting with you-are-there immediacy, grounded in the meticulous research that readers have come to expect from Jeff Shaara. Praise for Jeff Shaara's new Civil War series The Fa
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From Jeff Shaara comes the riveting final installment in the Civil War series that began with A Blaze of Glory and continued in A Chain of Thunder and The Smoke at Dawn. November 1864: As the Civil War rolls into its fourth bloody year, the tide has turned decidedly in favor of the Union. A grateful Abraham Lincoln responds to Ulysses S. Grant's successes by bringing the general east, promoting Grant to command the entire Union war effort, while William Tecumseh Sherman now directs the Federal forces that occupy all of Tennessee. In a massive surge southward, Sherman conquers the city of Atlanta, sweeping aside the Confederate army under the inept leadership of General John Bell Hood. Pushing through northern Georgia, Sherman's legendary March to the Sea shoves away any Rebel presence, and by Christmas 1864 the city of Savannah falls into the hands of "Uncle Billy." Now there is but one direction for Sherman to go. In his way stands the last great hope for the Southern cause, General Joseph E. Johnston. In the concluding novel of his epic Civil War tetralogy, Jeff Shaara tells the dramatic story of the final eight months of battle from multiple perspectives: the commanders in their tents making plans for total victory, as well as the ordinary foot soldiers and cavalrymen who carried out their orders until the last alarum sounded. Through Sherman's eyes, we gain insight into the mind of the general who vowed to "make Georgia howl" until it surrendered. In Johnston, we see a man agonizing over the limits of his army's power, and accepting the burden of leading the last desperate effort to ensure the survival of the Confederacy. The Civil War did not end quietly. It climaxed in a storm of fury that lay waste to everything in its path. The Fateful Lightning brings to life those final brutal, bloody months of fighting with you-are-there immediacy, grounded in the meticulous research that readers have come to expect from Jeff Shaara. Praise for Jeff Shaara's new Civil War series The Fa

Language:

English

Narrators:

Paul Michael

Length:

25h 31m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

05:38


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

42:05


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

16:16


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

40:56


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

25:24


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

28:21


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

32:41


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

24:46


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

31:56


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

27:09


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

52:19


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

41:51


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

41:11


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

24:09


Part 1, Chapter 14
Part 1, Chapter 14

35:06


Part 1, Chapter 15
Part 1, Chapter 15

36:04


Part 1, Chapter 16
Part 1, Chapter 16

33:07


Part 1, Chapter 17
Part 1, Chapter 17

38:41


Part 1, Chapter 18
Part 1, Chapter 18

40:28


Part 1, Chapter 19
Part 1, Chapter 19

54:42


Part 1, Chapter 20
Part 1, Chapter 20

26:32


Part 1, Chapter 21
Part 1, Chapter 21

16:27


Part 1, Chapter 22
Part 1, Chapter 22

16:36


Part 1, Chapter 23
Part 1, Chapter 23

30:16


Part 1, Chapter 24
Part 1, Chapter 24

32:33


Part 2, Chapter 25
Part 2, Chapter 25

27:30


Part 2, Chapter 26
Part 2, Chapter 26

37:45


Part 2, Chapter 27
Part 2, Chapter 27

25:24


Part 2, Chapter 28
Part 2, Chapter 28

35:11


Part 2, Chapter 29
Part 2, Chapter 29

31:06


Part 2, Chapter 30
Part 2, Chapter 30

20:28


Part 2, Chapter 31
Part 2, Chapter 31

16:49


Part 2, Chapter 32
Part 2, Chapter 32

21:38


Part 2, Chapter 33
Part 2, Chapter 33

23:35


Part 2, Chapter 34
Part 2, Chapter 34

32:35


Part 2, Chapter 35
Part 2, Chapter 35

21:49


Part 2, Chapter 36
Part 2, Chapter 36

55:14


Part 2, Chapter 37
Part 2, Chapter 37

25:52


Part 2, Chapter 38
Part 2, Chapter 38

17:02


Part 2, Chapter 39
Part 2, Chapter 39

16:55


Part 2, Chapter 40
Part 2, Chapter 40

28:14


Part 2, Chapter 41
Part 2, Chapter 41

22:57


Part 2, Chapter 42
Part 2, Chapter 42

25:33


Part 2, Chapter 43
Part 2, Chapter 43

38:57


Part 2, Chapter 44
Part 2, Chapter 44

23:49


Part 2, Chapter 45
Part 2, Chapter 45

21:09


Part 2, Chapter 46
Part 2, Chapter 46

38:31


Part 2, Chapter 47
Part 2, Chapter 47

19:20


Part 2, Chapter 48
Part 2, Chapter 48

31:09


Part 2, Chapter 49
Part 2, Chapter 49

24:31


Part 2, Chapter 50
Part 2, Chapter 50

10:12


Part 2, Chapter 51
Part 2, Chapter 51

42:47


Part 2, Chapter 52
Part 2, Chapter 52

00:34