New York Times bestselling author Ralph Petersreturns with the sequel to his smash hit Cain at Gettysburg
Between May 5 and June 3, 1864, the Union and Confederatearmies suffered eighty-eight thousand casualties. Twenty-nine thousand werekilled, wounded, or captured in the first two days of combat. The savagery shockeda young, divided nation. Against this backdrop of the birth of modern warfareand the painful rebirth of the United States, Peters has created a breathtakingnarrative.
In Hell or Richmond, thirty days of ceaseless carnageare seen through the eyes of a compelling cast, from the Union’sHarvard valedictorian “boy general,” Francis Channing Barlow, to the brawling“dirty boots” Rebel colonel, William C. Oates. From Ulysses S. Grant and RobertE. Lee to a simple laborer destined to win the Medal of Honor, Peters brings tolife an enthralling array of leaders and simple soldiers from both North andSouth, 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 grandcharge at Cold Harbor, this epic novel delivers a compelling, authentic, andsuspenseful portrait of Civil War combat.
Commemorating the approaching 150th anniversary ofthis grim encounter between valiant Americans, Ralph Peters brings to bear thelessons of his own military career, his lifelong study of this war and the menwho fought it, and his skills as a bestselling, prizewinning novelist toportray horrific battles and sublime heroism as no other author has done.