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The Resource Valley of the shadow, Ralph Peters ; maps by George Skoch

Valley of the shadow, Ralph Peters ; maps by George Skoch

Label
Valley of the shadow
Title
Valley of the shadow
Statement of responsibility
Ralph Peters ; maps by George Skoch
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The desperate struggle for mastery of Virginia's Shenandoah Valley ... pitted a remarkable cast of heroes in blue and gray against each other: ... Phillip Sheridan, a Union general with an uncanny gift for inspiring soldiers, and Jubal Early, his Confederate counterpart; ... the dashing Yankee boy-general, George Armstrong Custer, and the brilliant, courageous John Brown Gordon, a charismatic Georgian who lived one of the era's greatest love stories. From hungry, hard-bitten Rebel privates to a pair of Union officers destined to become presidents, from a neglected hero who saved our nation's capital and went on to write one of his century's greatest novels, to doomed Confederate leaders of incomparable valor, Ralph Peters brings to life yesteryear's giants and their breathtaking battles"--
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Summary
"In the Valley of the Shadow, they wrote their names in blood. From a daring Confederate raid that nearly seized Washington, D.C., to a stunning reversal on the bloody fields of Cedar Creek, the summer and autumn of 1864 witnessed some of the fiercest fighting of our Civil War--in mighty battles now all but forgotten. The desperate struggle for mastery of Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, breadbasket of the Confederacy and the South's key invasion route into the North, pitted a remarkable cast of heroes inblue and gray against each other: runty, rough-hewn Phillip Sheridan, a Union general with an uncanny gift for inspiring soldiers, and Jubal Early, his Confederate counterpart, stubborn, raw-mouthed and deadly; the dashing Yankee boy-general, George Armstrong Custer, and the brilliant, courageous John Brown Gordon, a charismatic Georgian who lived one of the era's greatest love stories. From hungry, hard-bitten Rebel privates to a pair of Union officers destined to become presidents, from a neglected hero who saved our nation's capital and went on to write one of his century's greatest novels, to doomed Confederate leaders of incomparable valor, Ralph Peters brings to life yesteryear's giants and their breathtaking battles with the same authenticity, skill and insight he offered readers in his prize-winning Civil War bestsellers, Cain at Gettysburg and Hell or Richmond. Sharp as a bayonet and piercing as a bullet, Valley of the Shadow is a great novel of our grandest, most-tragic war"--
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Writing style
Award
W. Y. Boyd Literary Award, 2016.
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10415457
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Peters, Ralph
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3566.E7559
LC item number
V35 2015
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Battle hymn cycle
Series volume
0003
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Valley of the shadow, Ralph Peters ; maps by George Skoch
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20392312
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
509 pages
Isbn
9780765374035
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2015012419
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn906798382
Label
Valley of the shadow, Ralph Peters ; maps by George Skoch
Publication
Note
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20392312
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
509 pages
Isbn
9780765374035
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2015012419
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn906798382

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