6 edition of April 1865 found in the catalog.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 610-758) and index.
|Other titles||Month that saved America|
|LC Classifications||E477.61 .W56 2001b|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||763 p. (large print) :|
|Number of Pages||763|
|LC Control Number||2001039173|
List of shipwrecks: 4 April Ship Country Description Seaboard Confederate States of America American Civil War: Captured by Union Army troops and the armed tug USS Lilac (United States Navy) at Upper Tree Hill Bridge on the James River below Richmond, Virginia, the tug struck a snag on the James at Drewry's Bluff and was run aground. She later was refloated. Appomattox Surrender Proceedings on Ap (Gordon and Chamberlain) - Duration: April The Month that Saved America - Duration: STEVE FLETCHER 1, views.
A gripping account of the last nine days of the Civil War from the New York Times–bestselling author of Sherman’s March. After four long years of fighting, the Army of Northern Virginia was irreparably broken in April , despite the military brilliance of its commander, Gen. Robert E. Lee. Acclaimed author Burke Davis recounts the last days /5(3). Directed by Kevin Connor. With Kirstie Alley, David Carradine, Philip Casnoff, Mary Crosby. March - April /10(1).
April is full of memorable images and you-are-there writing. Readers will come away with a new appreciation for that momentous month and a sharpened understanding of why and how the Civil War was fought. Let it be said plainly: April is a magnificent work, surely the best book on the Civil War to be published in some time. --John J /5(K). In the end, April emerged as not just the tale of the war's denouement, but the story of the making of our nation. Jay Winik offers a brilliant new look at the Civil War's final days that will forever change the way we see the war's end and the nation's new beginning/5(27).
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If this book were a multi-layered cake, the one word to describe it would be "delicious".and on so many levels. The author is able to distill the broad history of events leading up to April and even reach a little into the future to include the aftermath into the by: Jay Winiks April The Month that Saved America is a well-researched and well-written book about the last month of the American Civil War.
This is a book that should not be missed by anyone who enjoys reading about history. The author seems to be one of those rare writers who can convey both small details and overviews equally well/5. April is full of memorable images and you-are-there writing.
Readers will come away with a new appreciation for April 1865 book momentous month and a sharpened understanding of why and how the Civil War was fought. Let it be said plainly: April is a magnificent work, surely the best book on the Civil War to be published in some time.
--John J /5(). April The Month That Saved America, by Jay Winik, HarperCollins, New York, pages, $ Historians, in their efforts to offer fresh and They are so determined to win a case that they downplay conflicting testimony or oversimplify source material to prove an argument, usually at the expense of : Historynet Staff.
It should be said at once that ''April The Month That Saved America'' is a marvelous book. It has its share of faults -- the author sentimentalizes Lee, he underestimates Grant, he sometimes overstates.
But these and all other objections are swept aside in the furiously dramatic rush of the narrative and the brilliant freshness of the. The New York Times bestselling chronicle of the Civil War's final days that will forever change the way we see the war's end and the nation's new beginning.
It was a month that could have unravelled the American nation. Instead, it saved it. In AprilJay Winik masterfully breathes /5(78). April is so moving and so splendid that the review can not possibly do it justice. I read April with tears streaming. Author Jay Winik has an amazing grasp of American history and he makes it come alive.
This is a healing book, one that fully explains the reasons for the Civil by: Though the primary focus of this book is the last month of the Civil War, it opens in the 18th century with a view of Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson. The book makes the case that by April ofthe Confederacy was on its knees, with Grant’s army at the gates of Richmond, and Sherman’s forces marching into North Carolina, but that it was far from beaten, and years of guerrilla warfare, and a bitter resistance to Federal occupation, was a very real option for the Confederate forces /5(22).
The New York Times bestselling chronicle of the Civil War's final days that will forever change the way we see the war's end and the nation's new beginning. It was a month that could have unravelled the American nation. Instead, it saved it. In AprilJay Winik masterfully breathes new life into the end of a war and the events we only thought we knew.4/5(19).
In the end, April emerged as not just the tale of the war's denouement, but the story of the making of our nation. Jay Winik offers a brilliant new look at the Civil War's final days that will forever change the way we see the war's end and the nation's new beginning.
APRIL is a one of the best history book I ever h detail and imagery Jay Winik brings events and characters to life; and tells an emotionally moving story, partly because he he able to see things from different perspectives and show that there is not always black or addition, Winik clearly has a take on the forces that.
ACCORDING to historian and former U.S. Senate staff member Jay Winik, the true significance of April to America has not been fully appreciated. Granted, library and bookstore shelves almost. One month in witnessed the frenzied fall of Richmond, a daring last-ditch Southern plan for guerrilla warfare, Lee's harrowing retreat, and then, Appomattox.
It saw Lincoln's assassination just five days later and a near-successful plot to decapitate the Union government, followed by chaos and coup fears in the North, collapsed negotiations and 4/5(15). April is a distinguished, excellent, scholarly work, and I applaud the author's research and writing skills.
I would recommend it to any friend and scholar. My understanding of the Civil War, the leaders of the union and the Confederacy, and the environment and circumstances of that time have increased considerably.
Ap Created / Published The New York Times, New York City, New York, Ap Subject Headings - Lincoln, Abraham, Credit Line: Library of Congress, Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana.
The book is supposed to be about the month of Aprilbut the author spends hundreds of pages of talking about the months and years leading up to that "critical" month. In addition, the author writes a hagiography of Robert E.
Lee, not exactly. APRIL The Month that Saved America. by Jay Winik. BUY NOW FROM. AMAZON BARNES & NOBLE GET WEEKLY BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS: Email Address Subscribe Tweet. KIRKUS REVIEW. A history of the last days of the Civil War. Many Civil War histories have attempted to explore the key roles military and civilian leaders played in preventing the Author: Jay Winik.
Winik talked about his book April The Month That Saved America, published by Winik offers a new perspective on the occurrences that. Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published.
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April, saw the burning of Richmond, Lee’s surrender, Lincoln assassinated, Northern chaos, a South economically and socially devastated, failed negotiations, continued bloodshed, and a daring, last-ditch southern strategy for guerrilla warfare.
April also saw a movement away from saying “the United States are ” to saying instead, “the United States is.” That such unification Author: Jay Winik. April The Month That Saved America, by Jay Winik. This book has been on my radar to read for a long time. I am no stranger to reading books or pondering about the end of the Civil War  and the importance of that gracious ending.
by John C. Chalberg Yes, April, was the “month that saved America,” because it was the month that saved the Union. That judgment will no doubt anger some Chestertonians. If so, those same Chestertonians will have to take up their differences not just with Mr.
Winik, but with Mr. Chesterton as well. After all, [ ].