New York Times bestselling 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 eighty-eight thousand casualties. Twenty-nine thousand 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
In Hell or Richmond, thirty days of ceaseless carnage
are 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 Robert
E. 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, and
suspenseful 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 bestselling, prizewinning novelist to
portray horrific battles and sublime heroism as no other author has done.
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