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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (201 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ralph Peters Narrator: Peter Berkrot Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Two mighty armies blunder toward each other, one led by confident, beloved Robert E. Lee and the other by dour George Meade. They'll meet in a Pennsylvania crossroads town where no one planned to fight. In this sweeping, savagely realistic novel, the greatest battle ever fought on American soil explodes into life at Gettysburg. As generals squabble, staffs err. Tragedy unfolds for immigrants in blue and barefoot Rebels alike. The fate of the nation will be decided in a few square miles of fields. There are no marble statues here, only men of flesh and blood, imperfect and courageous. Following a tough Confederate sergeant from the Blue Ridge, a bitter Irish survivor of the Great Famine, a German political refugee, and gun crews in blue and gray, Cain at Gettysburg, from New York Times best-selling author and former U.S. Army officer Ralph Peters, is bound to become a classic of men at war.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Don | 2/17/2014

    " As a student of the Civil War, I can tell that Peters prepared immensely for this novel. The details provide an excellent "You were there" atmosphere. More violent and raw than Killer Angels, I can't recommend this for young people, but it should be enjoyable to Civil War buffs. Meade and Longstreet come across looking the best. Lee comes across as making one mistake after the other. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Adam Yoshida | 2/13/2014

    " This book is vintage Ralph Peters. Well-written and grimly realistic in its depiction of war without sliding into anti-war preaching. It made me go back to read more about George Meade. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jillm | 2/5/2014

    " This is a well-written book about the battle at Gettysburg that is easier to follow than the brilliant "Killer Angels." Peters explains that partially, saying that he brings out the people more than the strategy. The downside for the slightly squeamish is that Peters' descriptions of wounds, deaths and horror are pretty graphic. "Cain at Gettysburg" depicts General Lee as someone positive he knew how the battle should be fought and devastated when the outcome proved him wrong. The Civil War is so complicated that multiple accounts from different perspectives are pretty much required to understand what went on. This is a very readable account for those interested. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Dennis McMahon | 1/27/2014

    " One of the finest historical novels I've read. It did edge out 'The Killer Angels' in my list of personal favorites. "

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