The Siege of Washington. The Untold Story of the Twelve Days that Shook the Union.
Bei weiteren Verkäufern erhältlichAlle Exemplare dieses Buches anzeigen
xiv 298p white boards with illustrated dustjacket, red and blue lettering to spine, an excellent copy, like new. Buchnummer des Verkäufers PAB 168974
Über diesen Titel:
Lincoln issued an emergency proclamation on April 15, calling for 75,000 troops to suppress the rebellion and protect the capital. One question now transfixed the nation: whose forces would reach Washington first-Northern defenders or Southern attackers?
For 12 days, the city's fate hung in the balance. Washington was entirely isolated from the North-without trains, telegraph, or mail. Sandbags were stacked around major landmarks, and the unfinished Capitol was transformed into a barracks, with volunteer troops camping out in the House and Senate chambers. Meanwhile, Maryland secessionists blocked the passage of Union reinforcements trying to reach Washington, and a rumored force of 20,000 Confederate soldiers lay in wait just across the Potomac River.
Drawing on firsthand accounts, The Siege of Washington tells this story from the perspective of leading officials, residents trapped inside the city, Confederates plotting to seize it, and Union troops racing to save it, capturing with brilliance and immediacy the precarious first days of the Civil War.
Inhaltsangabe: , John and Charles Lockwood offer a minute-by-minute account of the twelve days when the fate of the Union hung in the balance. Drawing from rarely seen primary documents, this compelling history places the reader on the scene, brilliantly capturing the tense, precarious first days of America's Civil War.
Titel: The Siege of Washington. The Untold Story of...
Verlag: Oxford University Press, Oxford University Press
Zustand: As New
Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Dust Jacket Included
Zahlungsarten, die dieser Verkäufer akzeptiert
Vorauskasse Money Order PayPal Bankwechsel Banküberweisung
Plurabelle Books Ltd
Cambridge, Vereinigtes Königreich
AbeBooks Verkäufer seit 10. Juli 2002
Major Credit Cards accepted, also Paypal We can also take payment in Euros with our German Postbank account. For more information call, mail or visit our premises in Cambridge.
Orders usually ship on the day received. Standard shipping to International destinations is by Airmail. Please let us know if you'd like a quote for tracked shipping. If your order is for multiple heavy volumes and our default shipping rate is based on one volume only, we may contact you regarding additional postage.
We are pleased to answer any questions you may have and are happy to send images on request.
Anbieterinformationen: We have been selling academic and scholarly books in Cambridge since 1996. Today we occupy an old warehouse on Coldhams Road, adjacent to the railway tracks leading to Ely, not too far from the airport. The site is called Restwell House. We are an internet bookshop, but visitors are very welcome. Some drop off a few boxes of unwanted books, some pick up a book to save on the postage, some just drop by to get to know us, or want to take advantage of the many bargains on our wooden shelves bookshop, which is distinct from the internet stock offered on the web. Our mission has always been to find new homes for the books we are looking after. If we cannot sell them online, we offer them at very low prices to our visitors. We try to give you a serious and dedicated service which is focussed on the individuality of each single book: its condition, its origin, sometimes even its smell. You come to us for real books, not just instances of ISBNs.