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A chain of thunder : a novel of the Siege of Vicksburg  Cover Image Book Book

A chain of thunder : a novel of the Siege of Vicksburg / Jeff Shaara.


"In May 1863, after months of hard and bitter combat, Union troops under the command of Major General Ulysses S. Grant at long last successfully cross the Mississippi River. They force the remnants of Confederate Lieutenant General John C. Pemberton's army to retreat to Vicksburg, burning the bridges over the Big Black River in its path. But after sustaining heavy casualties in two failed assaults against the rebels, Union soldiers are losing confidence and morale is low. Grant reluctantly decides to lay siege to the city, trapping soldiers and civilians alike inside an iron ring of Federal entrenchments. Six weeks later, the starving and destitute Southerners finally surrender, yielding command of the Mississippi River to the Union forces on July 4--Independence Day--and marking a crucial turning point in the Civil War"--Jacket.

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  • ISBN: 9780345527387 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0345527380 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: xxvi, 562 pages : maps ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, [2013]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Subject: Vicksburg (Miss.) > History > Siege, 1863.
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865 > Fiction.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kirtland Community College.


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Kirtland Community College Library PS 3569 .H18 C43 2013 30775305460561 General Collection Available -

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