The Civil War Series

4 books in series
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Hell or Richmond Summary

New York Times best-selling author Ralph Peters returns with the sequel to his smash hit Cain at Gettysburg.

Between May 5 and June 3, 1864, the Union and Confederate armies suffered 88,000 casualties. 29,000 were killed, wounded, or captured in the first two days of combat. The savagery shocked a young, divided nation. Against this backdrop of the birth of modern warfare and the painful rebirth of the United States, Peters has created a breathtaking narrative.

In Hell or Richmond, 30 days of ceaseless carnageare seen through the eyes of a compelling cast, from the Union's Harvard-valedictorian "boy general," Francis Channing Barlow, to the brawling "dirty boots" Rebel colonel, William C. Oates. From Ulysses S. Grant and Rober tE. Lee to a simple laborer destined to win the Medal of Honor, Peters brings to life an enthralling array of leaders and simple soldiers from both North and South, fleshing out history with stunning, knowledgeable realism.

From the horrific collision of armies in the Wilderness, where neither side wanted to fight, to the shocking slaughter of the grand charge at Cold Harbor, this epic novel delivers a compelling, authentic, andsuspenseful portrait of Civil War combat.

Commemorating the approaching 150th anniversary of this grim encounter between valiant Americans, Ralph Peters brings to bear the lessons of his own military career, his lifelong study of this war and the men who fought it, and his skills as a best-selling, prize-winning novelist to portray horrific battles and sublime heroism as no other author has done.

©2013 Ralph Peters (P)2013 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

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  • Book 2

    • Hell or Richmond

    • A Novel
    • By: Ralph Peters
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 21 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Commemorating the approaching 150th anniversary of this grim encounter between valiant Americans, Ralph Peters brings to bear the lessons of his own military career, his lifelong study of this war and the men who fought it, and his skills as a best-selling, prize-winning novelist to portray horrific battles and sublime heroism as no other author has done.

    Regular price: £22.39

  • Book 3

    • Valley of the Shadow

    • By: Ralph Peters
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 16 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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    From a daring Confederate raid that nearly seized Washington, DC, to a stunning reversal on the bloody fields of Cedar Creek, the summer and autumn of 1864 witnessed some of the fiercest fighting of our Civil War, in mighty battles now all but forgotten.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just wonderful

    • By Chosroes on 19-09-17

    Regular price: £30.49

  • Book 4

    • The Damned of Petersburg

    • The Civil War Series, Book 4
    • By: Ralph Peters
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 13 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    From the butchery of the Crater, where stunning success collapsed into a massacre, through near-constant battles fought by heat-stricken soldiers to the crucial election of 1864, The Damned of Petersburg resurrects the American Civil War's hard reality, as plumes and sabers gave way to miles of trenches.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just superb

    • By Chosroes on 12-12-17

    Regular price: £27.09