York Times bestselling author Ralph Peters returns with the
third installment in his award-winning series on the Civil War.
the Valley of the Shadow, they wrote their names in blood.
From a daring Confederate raid that nearly seized
Washington, DC, to a stunning reversal on the bloody fields of Cedar Creek, the
summer and autumn of 1864 witnessed some of the fiercest fighting of our Civil
War, in mighty battles now all but forgotten.
The desperate struggle for mastery of Virginia’s
Shenandoah Valley, breadbasket of the Confederacy and the South’s key invasion
route into the North, pitted a remarkable cast of heroes in blue and gray
against each other: runty, rough-hewn Philip Sheridan, a Union general with an
uncanny gift for inspiring soldiers; Jubal Early, his Confederate counterpart,
stubborn, raw mouthed, and deadly; the dashing Yankee boy-general George
Armstrong Custer; and the brilliant, courageous John Brown Gordon, a
charismatic Georgian who lived one of the era’s greatest love stories.
From hungry, hard-bitten Rebel privates to a pair of
Union officers destined to become presidents; from a neglected hero who saved
our nation’s capital and went on to write one of his century’s greatest novels
to doomed Confederate leaders of incomparable valor, Ralph Peters brings to
life yesteryear’s giants and their breathtaking battles with the same
authenticity, skill, and insight he offered readers in his prizewinning Civil
War bestsellers Cain at Gettysburg
and Hell or Richmond. Download and start listening now!