Tarnished Victory: Finishing Lincoln's War

Tarnished Victory: Finishing Lincoln's War

William Marvel

A grasp Civil struggle historian re-creates the ultimate yr of our nation’s maximum crisis.

With Tarnished Victory William wonder concludes his sweeping four-part series—this ultimate quantity starting with the Virginia and Atlanta campaigns in could 1864 and shutting with the ultimate hand over of accomplice forces in June 1865. during that yr the battle grows ever extra lethal, the house entrance is stripped to fill the armies, and the economic climate is crippled via debt and inflation, whereas the obdurate survival of the Confederacy heavily undermines help for Lincoln’s struggle.

In the top, apparently Lincoln’s early critics, who performed any such pivotal function initially of the sequence, are confirmed right. Victory did require vast bloodshed and entire conquest of the South. It additionally required a long time of career to cement the achievements of 1865, and the failure of Lincoln’s political heirs to hold via with that career squandered the main commendable of these achievements, finally making it a tarnished victory. surprise, known as the “Civil War’s grasp ancient detective” via Stephen Sears, has unearthed provocative info and wealthy tales lengthy buried underneath a century of collected distortion and misinterpretation to create revisionist historical past at its top.

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