Tarnished Victory: Finishing Lincoln's War

Tarnished Victory: Finishing Lincoln's War

William Marvel

A grasp Civil warfare historian re-creates the ultimate 12 months of our nation’s maximum crisis.

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

In the tip, it appears Lincoln’s early critics, who performed this sort of pivotal function at the beginning of the sequence, are confirmed right. Victory did require monstrous bloodshed and entire conquest of the South. It additionally required many years of profession 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, eventually making it a tarnished victory. surprise, referred to as the “Civil War’s grasp historic detective” by means of 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 most sensible.

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