APPOMATTOX: CLOSING STRUGGLE OF THE CIVIL WAR: A Breakthrough Book by Burke Davis

APPOMATTOX: CLOSING STRUGGLE OF THE CIVIL WAR: A Breakthrough Book

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Excerpts from the documentary record and the many volumes of personal recollections as well as newspaper accounts contribute to the sense of immediacy and the reader tension that is produced by this book. Everyone knows who won the Civil War, but the story of how the peace was made is brought to life in this retelling. Shifting between the camps of Robert E. Lee and Ulysees S. Grant, and climaxing in the simple farmhouse where the dignity of the defeated general and the humility of the victor produced ""one of the great peace settlements of history"", the author never loses control of the story or its huge cast as he moves steadily toward the mood of the final great moment and its immediate aftermath.

Pub Date: Oct. 9th, 1963
Publisher: Harper & Row