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By Jeff M. Shaara

Carrying on with the trilogy that started with A Blaze of Glory, big apple occasions bestselling writer Jeff Shaara returns to chronicle one other decisive bankruptcy in America's lengthy and bloody Civil struggle. In a series of Thunder, the motion shifts to the citadel urban of Vicksburg, Mississippi. There, within the vaunted "Gibraltar of the Confederacy," a siege for the a long time will cement the popularity of 1 Union general--and all yet seal the destiny of the insurgent cause.

In may perhaps 1863, after months of not easy and sour strive against, Union troops less than the command of significant common Ulysses S. furnish in the end effectively move the Mississippi River. They strength the remnants of accomplice Lieutenant basic John C. Pemberton's military to retreat to Vicksburg, burning the bridges over the large Black River in its course. yet after maintaining heavy casualties in failed attacks opposed to the rebels, Union infantrymen are wasting self assurance and morale is low. furnish reluctantly makes a decision to lay...

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