The Resource Smoke at dawn, Jeff Shaara, (large print)

Smoke at dawn, Jeff Shaara, (large print)

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Smoke at dawn
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Smoke at dawn
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Jeff Shaara
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eng
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The story of 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
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The smoke at dawn
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A latest entry in the series that began with <i>A Blaze of Glory</i> and <i>A Chain of Thunder</i> is set in the summer of 1863 and recounts how a victorious Federal army loses Chattanooga before rallying against the forces of General Braxton Bragg
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  • Shaara&rsquo;s third installment of a four-volume set, taking place in the often neglected western theater of the Civil War, continues to shine a light on a number of the grittiest campaigns and battles of that horrendous conflict. The dramatic events taking place around Chattanooga in the fall of 1863 are chronicled through the eyes of both historical and fictional characters involved in the planning and execution of a series of pivotal martial maneuvers. Under siege at Chattanooga, several Federal armies under the brilliant leadership of the recently promoted Ulysses S. Grant combine in an effort to break the Confederate stranglehold on their critical supply lines, as the fates of both the Union and the Confederacy hang in the balance. Shaara&rsquo;s mastery of military tactics, his intimate grasp of history, and his ability to interweave several supporting narratives into a cohesive and digestible whole as he revisits a catastrophic period in U.S. history will appeal to a broad range of historical- and military-fiction fans. -- Flanagan, Margaret (Reviewed 06-01-2014) (Booklist, vol 110, number 19, p49)
  • Shaara's third volume of four focusing on the "&lsquo;Western' theater of the Civil War," after 2013's A Chain of Thunder, is a top-notch war novel. As in his previous books, whether about the Civil War, the Revolutionary War, or the two World Wars, he manages to make the minutiae of troop deployments and battlefield tactics absorbing even for the non-buff. This series is especially appealing for its look at an obscure yet crucial juncture: the 1863 "campaign around Chattanooga," which here is portrayed as a bellwether of the Confederacy's ability to prevail in the wider conflict. Along well-known figures such as Grant and Sherman are involved, Shaara primarily enables the reader to experience the hell of war through the lower ranks, such as sniper Fritz Bauer. As with the best historical war novels, knowing the ultimate outcome of the bitter fighting is not a bar to engagement. (June) --Staff (Reviewed June 30, 2014) (Publishers Weekly, vol 261, issue 26, p)
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YDXCP
Dewey number
813
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Novels of the Civil War
Series volume
0003
Target audience
adult
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Jeff Shaara
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Smoke at dawn, Jeff Shaara, (large print)
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857214594
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
756 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
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9780804194426
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(OCoLC)857214594

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