Bloody Roads South: The Wilderness to Cold Harbor, May-June 1864 :: Noah Andre Trudeau soon to be presented for sale on the super BookLovers of Bath web site!
Boston, Toronto & London: Little, Brown & Company, 1989, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Includes: Black & white plates; Maps (4);
From the cover: Bloody Roads South, a powerfully dramatic account of the 1864 Virginia Campaign the only battles to pit the two greatest generals, Grant and Lee, against one another is an exciting and major addition to the literature of the Civil War. Weaving together a suspenseful, episodic you-are-there narrative and a rich selection of reminiscences, letters, and diaries (many of them never before published), Bloody Roads South recreates the terrible forty days of battle that would change the face of the Civil War.
In the spring of 1864, the North and the South stood at weary stalemate; though the North had the advantage of sheer manpower and provisions, the South continued to fight tenaciously, still driven by an unquestioning devotion to its cause. Grant, fresh from his victories in the West, believed he could destroy the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia in quick, conclusive battle. Instead a hellish military nightmare ensued; battle followed battle in a seemingly endless succession. Few of the men who marched into this campaign realized they were embarking on the most horrific journey of the war, leaving behind the …
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
Quarter-bound Red on Orange boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. (viii) 354 pages. Index. Bibliography. 9½” x 6¼”.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I excite you with my selection contained in History U.S.A. catalogue?