A Blaze of Glory
A Novel of the Battle of Shiloh
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“[An] exciting read . . . [Jeff] Shaara returns to the U.S. Civil War in this first book of a new trilogy. . . . This novel is meticulously researched and brings a vivid reality to the historical events depicted.”—Library Journal
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
Spring 1862. The Confederate Army in the West teeters on the brink of collapse. General Albert Sidney Johnston is forced to abandon the critical city of Nashville and rally his troops in defense of the Memphis and Charleston Railroad. Hot on Johnston’s trail are two of the Union’s best generals: Ulysses Grant and Don Carlos Buell. If their combined forces can crush Johnston’s army and capture the railroad, the war in the West likely will be over. There’s just one problem: Johnston knows of the Union plans and is poised to launch an audacious surprise attack on Grant’s encampment—a small settlement in southwestern Tennessee anchored by a humble church named Shiloh.
Drawing on meticulous research, Jeff Shaara dramatizes the key decisions of the commanders on both sides of the conflict—and brings to life the junior officers, conscripts, and enlisted men who gave their all for the cause. With stunning immediacy, Shaara takes us inside the maelstrom of Shiloh as no novelist has before.
“Brilliant . . . riveting . . . a work to be embraced.”—Bookreporter
Includes a preview of Jeff Shaara’s next Civil War novel, A Chain of Thunder.
A blaze of glory
As the previous reviewer stated there are many missing pages and sentences in this book. There is also no support mechanism that I can find to report it or re-download the book. I would no recommend buying this book in its present state. This was the first book I purchased for my iPad. In the future I will stick to my kindle fire for books.
I have somewhat corrected the problem of missing pages. Whenever that happens (which usually is at the end of each chapter), go back to library on your iPad and the reopen the book. That has solved the problem until the next chapter ending.
Outside of the poor formatting and missing pages (almost enough to make me stop reading) the content was a far cry from the original series. A good beach read, particularly for a fan of history, but not up to the usual Shaara level.