Hell or Richmond by Ralph Peters

By Ralph Peters

Between may perhaps five and June three, 1864, the Union and accomplice armies suffered 88,000 casualties.  Twenty-nine thousand were killed, wounded or captured in the 1st days of strive against. The savagery surprised a tender, divided nation. 

Against this backdrop of the delivery of contemporary war and the painful rebirth of the USA, New York Times bestselling novelist Ralph Peters has created a wide ranging narrative that surpasses the drama and depth of his fresh significantly acclaimed novel, Cain at Gettysburg.

In Hell or Richmond, thirty days of ceaseless carnage are obvious throughout the eyes of a compelling solid, from the Union’s Harvard-valedictorian “boy general,” Francis Channing Barlow, to the brawling “dirty boots” insurgent colonel, William C. Oates.  From Ulysses S. provide and Robert E. Lee to an easy laborer destined to win the Medal of Honor, Peters brings to existence a captivating array of leaders and easy infantrymen from either North and South, fleshing out history with beautiful, a professional realism.

From the terrible collision of armies within the wasteland, the place neither part desired to struggle, to the stunning slaughter of the grand cost at chilly Harbor, this epic novel offers a compelling, actual, and suspenseful portrait of Civil battle combat.

Commemorating the upcoming one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of this grim come upon among valiant americans, Ralph Peters brings to undergo the teachings of his personal army occupation, his lifelong learn of this conflict and the boys who fought it, and his abilities as a bestselling, prize-winning novelist to painting bad battles and stylish heroism as no different writer has performed.

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The grateful sob slipped from Anne-Marie softly. ” 56 Lori Copeland Creed carefully made his way to where she sat. Reaching out, she helped him to the ground. “You risked your life to save her,” she whispered. ” She caught back a sob. “One old woman couldn’t possibly mean anything to you, but she meant everything to me. ” She turned to look at him. ” He wiped a sooty hand across his face and she winced when she noted that blisters were forming on his palms. “It’s hard to say—a stray spark on the rug.

She hadn’t put those potholes in the road. ” Well now. She could be just as testy as he could. ” The wind whipped her hair into her face and she brushed it aside. ” “Do you want to separate? Because we can. ” He was baiting her but she wasn’t falling for his trick. She hadn’t asked to be involved in that gold shipment, but she had just as much invested in this escapade as these two. If anyone other than Wells Fargo got that gold, she was going to get her share. She was smart enough to know that Creed and Quincy were her best hope for rejoining her sisters in Mercy Flats.

She wasn’t sure if she should call him by his given name, but at the moment the small liberty felt proper. ” Anne-Marie took a bite of bread, chewing thoughtfully. It was a high risk. Those strongboxes belonged to Wells Fargo. The last thing she wanted or sought was more trouble. That gold wasn’t theirs and needed to be returned. ” “I suppose it would, but I don’t see we have much choice but to My Heart Stood Still 49 keep them. I wouldn’t advise turning them over to anyone we didn’t know for certain.

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