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The Smoke at Dawn - A Novel of the Civil War

Jeff Shaara

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Jeff Shaara returns to the Civil War terrain he knows so well, with the latest novel in the series that started with A Blaze of Glory and A Chain of Thunder. In The Smoke at Dawn, the last great push of the Army of the Cumberland sets the stage for a decisive confrontation at Chattanooga that could determine the outcome of the war. Summer, 1863. The Federal triumph at Vicksburg has secured complete control of the Mississippi River from the Confederacy, cementing the reputation of Ulysses S. Grant. Farther east, the Federal army under the command of William Rosecrans captures the crucial rail hub at Chattanooga. But Rosecrans is careless, and while pursuing the Confederates, the Federal forces are routed in north Georgia at Chickamauga Creek. Retreating in a panic back to Chattanooga, Rosecrans is pursued by the Confederate forces under General Braxton Bragg. Penned up, with their supply lines severed, the Federal army seems doomed to the same kind of defeat that plagued the Confederates at Vicksburg. But a disgusted Abraham Lincoln has seen enough of General Rosecrans. Ulysses Grant is elevated to command of the entire theater of the war, and immediately replaces Rosecrans with General George Thomas. Grant gathers an enormous force, including armies commanded by Joseph Hooker and Grant's friend, William T. Sherman. Grant's mission is clear: Break the Confederate siege and destroy Bragg's army. Meanwhile, Bragg wages war as much with his own subordinates as he does with the Federals, creating dissension and disharmony in the Southern ranks, erasing the Confederate army's superiority at exactly the wrong time. Blending evocative historical detail with searing depictions of battle, Jeff Shaara immerses readers in the world of commanders and common soldiers, civilians and statesmen. From the Union side come the voices of Generals Grant, William Tecumseh Sherman, and George Thomas-the vaunted "Rock of Chickamauga"-as well as the young private Fritz "Dutchie" Bauer. From the Rebel ranks

Language:

English

Narrators:

Paul Michael

Length:

19h 43m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

17:35


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

35:39


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

29:04


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

32:49


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

25:54


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

33:25


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

45:17


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

34:24


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

32:04


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

31:27


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

22:45


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

24:17


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

28:52


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

28:55


Part 1, Chapter 14
Part 1, Chapter 14

24:15


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

19:06


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

37:18


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

31:16


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

31:12


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

23:47


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

32:17


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

10:50


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

22:23


Part 2, Chapter 23
Part 2, Chapter 23

20:54


Part 2, Chapter 24
Part 2, Chapter 24

31:19


Part 2, Chapter 25
Part 2, Chapter 25

25:41


Part 2, Chapter 26
Part 2, Chapter 26

17:00


Part 2, Chapter 27
Part 2, Chapter 27

17:19


Part 2, Chapter 28
Part 2, Chapter 28

29:58


Part 2, Chapter 29
Part 2, Chapter 29

28:13


Part 2, Chapter 30
Part 2, Chapter 30

37:56


Part 2, Chapter 31
Part 2, Chapter 31

24:04


Part 2, Chapter 32
Part 2, Chapter 32

22:42


Part 3, Chapter 33
Part 3, Chapter 33

23:53


Part 3, Chapter 34
Part 3, Chapter 34

29:49


Part 3, Chapter 35
Part 3, Chapter 35

26:27


Part 3, Chapter 36
Part 3, Chapter 36

28:53


Part 3, Chapter 37
Part 3, Chapter 37

27:20


Part 3, Chapter 38
Part 3, Chapter 38

11:29


Part 3, Chapter 39
Part 3, Chapter 39

27:39


Part 3, Chapter 40
Part 3, Chapter 40

25:20


Part 3, Chapter 41
Part 3, Chapter 41

22:36


Part 3, Chapter 42
Part 3, Chapter 42

18:26


Part 3, Chapter 43
Part 3, Chapter 43

30:54


Part 3, Chapter 44
Part 3, Chapter 44

00:34