A Blaze of Glory: A Novel of the Battle of Shiloh by Jeff Shaara

By Jeff Shaara

"[An] interesting learn . . . [Jeff] Shaara returns to the U.S. Civil conflict during this first ebook of a brand new trilogy. . . . This novel is meticulously researched and brings a bright truth to the historic occasions depicted."--Library Journal


Spring 1862. The accomplice military within the West teeters near to cave in. basic Albert Sidney Johnston is pressured to desert the serious urban of Nashville and rally his troops in safety of the Memphis and Charleston Railroad. sizzling on Johnston's path are of the Union's most sensible generals: Ulysses provide and Don Carlos Buell. If their mixed forces can overwhelm Johnston's military and seize the railroad, the conflict within the West most likely could be over. There's only one challenge: Johnston is aware of the Union plans and is poised to release an audacious shock assault on Grant's encampment--a small payment in southwestern Tennessee anchored via a humble church named Shiloh.

Drawing on meticulous study, Jeff Shaara dramatizes the major judgements of the commanders on each side of the conflict--and brings to lifestyles the junior officials, conscripts, and enlisted males who gave their eager about the reason. With gorgeous immediacy, Shaara takes us contained in the maelstrom of Shiloh as no novelist has before.

"Brilliant . . . riveting . . . a piece to be embraced."--Bookreporter

Includes a preview of Jeff Shaara's subsequent Civil conflict novel, A Chain of Thunder.

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And now you’re coming to ask for help. ZEISS: But Your Grace… FREDERICK: Silence! I think all this fits you like a glove. Still, for some time things of this nature have been happening more or less everywhere. It begins with the sacking of churches, and ends with a request for a municipal order for any tiny village. The peasants are in turmoil throughout Germany, and it would be unwise not to throw the hot-heads in jail. In a few weeks you’ll get a visit from my brother Duke John and my nephew John Frederick.

The news of his abduction has unleashed unimaginable panic and agitation. Even those who do not agree with his theses still recognise him as an authoritative voice for reform in the church. A great religious war is about to be unleashed. The seeds that Luther has sown, wrested from the impetus of conviction, are about to bear fruit. Disciples keen to move to action are preparing, with intrepid logic, to take his ideas to their conclusion. If sincerity is a virtue, Your Lordship will perhaps allow me to assert that Luther’s protectors have already achieved their objective of transforming the monk into a battering-ram against the Holy See, organising a large popular following around him.

I push it and slip inside. It’s darker than it is outside, and just as bitterly cold. Only splinters remain of the windows, the statues are mutilated in several places. The iconoclastic fury didn’t spare the church. I can’t understand why Cellarius arranged to meet me here, he just said he wanted to talk to me. He’s been very agitated for some time. Everyone here in Wittenberg has. Preachers are going around the place, coming from Zwickau and being called prophets. We know one of them: Stübner, he studied here a few years ago.

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