Winner of the 2015 Boyd Award for Literary Excellence in army Fiction
In the Valley of the Shadow, they wrote their names in blood.
From a bold accomplice raid that just about seized Washington, D.C., to a gorgeous reversal at the bloody fields of Cedar Creek, the summer season and autumn of 1864 witnessed the various fiercest scuffling with of our Civil War―in powerful battles now all yet forgotten.
The determined fight for mastery of Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, breadbasket of the Confederacy and the South's key invasion course into the North, pitted a outstanding solid of heroes in blue and grey opposed to one another: runty, rough-hewn Phillip Sheridan, a Union basic with an uncanny reward for uplifting infantrymen, and Jubal Early, his accomplice counterpart, obdurate, raw-mouthed and lethal; the speeding Yankee boy-general, George Armstrong Custer, and the intense, brave John Brown Gordon, a charismatic Georgian who lived one of many era's maximum love stories.
From hungry, hard-bitten insurgent privates to a couple of Union officials destined to turn into presidents, from a overlooked hero who kept our nation's capital and went directly to write one in all his century's maximum novels, to doomed accomplice leaders of incomparable valor, Ralph Peters brings to lifestyles yesteryear's giants and their breathtaking battles with an analogous authenticity, ability and perception he provided readers in his prize-winning Civil struggle bestsellers, Cain at Gettysburg and Hell or Richmond.
Sharp as a bayonet and piercing as a bullet, Valley of the Shadow is a brilliant novel of our grandest, most-tragic war.
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