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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (117 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Newt Gingrich Narrator: William Dufris Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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With To Make Men Free, New York Times best-selling authors Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen take listeners to the center of a nearly forgotten Civil War confrontation, a battle that was filled with controversy and misinterpretation even before the attack began.

Drawing on years of research, the authors weave a complex narrative interweaving the high aspirations of African American troops eager to prove themselves in battle and the anxiety of a president who knows the nation cannot bear another major defeat.

June 1864: the Civil War is now into its fourth year of bloody conflict with no end in sight. The armies of the North are stalled in fetid trenches outside of Richmond and Atlanta, and the reelection of Abraham Lincoln to a second term seems doomed to defeat - a defeat that will set off the call for an end to the conflict, dismembering the Union and continuing slavery.

Only one group of volunteers for the Union cause is still eager for battle. Nearly 200,000 men of color have swarmed the recruiting stations and are being mobilized into regiments known as the USCTs, the United States Colored Troops. General Ambrose Burnside, a hard-luck commander out of favor with his superiors, is one of the few generals eager to bring a division of these new troops into his ranks. He has an ingenious plan to break Fort Pegram, the closest point on the Confederate line, defending Petersburg - the last defense of Richmond - by tunneling forward from the Union position beneath the fort to explode its defenses. Burnside needs the USCTs for one desperate rush that just might bring victory. The risks are high. Will Burnside be allowed to proceed or will interference from on high doom his plan to failure?

The battleground drama unfolds through the eyes of James Reilly - famed artist, correspondent, and friend of Lincoln, who has been employed by the president to be his eyes and ears amongst the men, sending back an honest account o... Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Rick | 1/14/2014

    " I hadn't read any details of this battle. It was an amazing plot to destroy a fortress and route the Rebel army. Of course, things never go as planned. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Roseanne | 11/22/2013

    " If you are a history junkie, especially about the Civil War you'll love this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by John | 10/11/2013

    " An interesting historical novel of the battle for Petersburg, VA in 1864. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by William Powers | 5/30/2013

    " Newt (a historian by training) does usual outstanding job with another Civil War historical fiction story. "

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