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Author: Robert Hendrickson Narrator: Nelson Runger Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 1998 ISBN: 9781440744655
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Noted historian Robert Hendrickson has written more than forty books and has earned critical acclaim for his meticulous historical research and highly readable style. In The Road to Appomattox, by weaving together passages from diaries, military reports, and newspapers, Hendrickson creates a vivid, firsthand account of the final year of the Civil War.

Putting down their arms and flags, Lee’s Confederate troops made a formal surrender at Appomattox on April 12, 1865. Leading up to that day, however, was a wide path of bloody battles that ultimately claimed the lives of one out of every fifty Americans. Bringing the Civil War to an end required extraordinary logic from Generals Grant, Sherman, Sheridan, Lee, and others.

Join Robert Hendrickson as he traces the military strategies and engagements that preceded that grey morning at Appomattox. As you walk beside both Northern and Southern fighting men and officers, their voices will ring in your ears.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Hendrickson’s account will appeal to general readers through his use of well-known first-person accounts to convey the human dimension of the fighting…Specialists will appreciate Hendrickson’s argument that Grant’s pursuit of Lee and his army was the only way to defeat an opponent determined to keep the field at any price.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Definitely a page-turner that will appeal to the general reader and the Civil War enthusiast.” 

    Library Journal 

  • "An almost novelistically easy narrative, punctuated by well-done portraits of major players (Lincoln, Grant, Lee, Sherman, Sheridan, etc.)…Hendrickson betters much other popular history of the subject.”


  • “A lucid summary of this fateful period, featuring profiles of the leading players together with colorful anecdotes.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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About the Author

Robert Hendrickson is a historian and author of several books on the subjects of the American Civil War and the English language, including Sumter: The First Day of the Civil War, The Road to Appomattox, Human Words, The Facts on File Encyclopedia of Word and Phrase Origins, and more. He lives in Peconic, New York.

About the Narrator

Nelson Runger’s voice has been recorded in dozens of audio productions and won him two AudioFile Earphones Awards. His ability to convey difficult, scholarly material with eloquence and ease has earned him critical acclaim, including an AudioFile Best Voice in Biography & History for his reading of Nixon and Kissinger.