Hell or Richmond by Ralph Peters audiobook

Hell or Richmond: A Novel

By Ralph Peters
Read by Peter Berkrot

Blackstone Publishing 9780765330482

The Civil War Series: Book 2

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New York Times bestselling author Ralph Petersreturns with the sequel to his smash hit Cain at Gettysburg Between May 5 and June 3, 1864, the Union and Confederatearmies suffered eighty-eight thousand casualties. Twenty-nine thousand werekilled, wounded, or captured in the first two days of combat. The savagery shockeda young, divided nation. Against this backdrop of the birth of modern warfareand the painful rebirth of the United States, Peters has created a breathtakingnarrative. In Hell or Richmond, thirty days of ceaseless carnageare seen through the eyes of a compelling cast, from the Union’sHarvard valedictorian “boy general,” Francis Channing Barlow, to the brawling“dirty boots” Rebel colonel, William C. Oates. From Ulysses S. Grant and RobertE. Lee to a simple laborer destined to win the Medal of Honor, Peters brings tolife an enthralling array of leaders and simple soldiers from both North andSouth, 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 grandcharge at Cold Harbor, this epic novel delivers a compelling, authentic, andsuspenseful portrait of Civil War combat. Commemorating the approaching 150th anniversary ofthis grim encounter between valiant Americans, Ralph Peters brings to bear thelessons of his own military career, his lifelong study of this war and the menwho fought it, and his skills as a bestselling, prizewinning novelist toportray horrific battles and sublime heroism as no other author has done.

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Summary

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Winner of the W. Y. Boyd Literary Award for Excellence in Military Fiction

New York Times bestselling author Ralph Petersreturns with the sequel to his smash hit Cain at Gettysburg

Between May 5 and June 3, 1864, the Union and Confederatearmies suffered eighty-eight thousand casualties. Twenty-nine thousand werekilled, wounded, or captured in the first two days of combat. The savagery shockeda young, divided nation. Against this backdrop of the birth of modern warfareand the painful rebirth of the United States, Peters has created a breathtakingnarrative.

In Hell or Richmond, thirty days of ceaseless carnageare seen through the eyes of a compelling cast, from the Union’sHarvard valedictorian “boy general,” Francis Channing Barlow, to the brawling“dirty boots” Rebel colonel, William C. Oates. From Ulysses S. Grant and RobertE. Lee to a simple laborer destined to win the Medal of Honor, Peters brings tolife an enthralling array of leaders and simple soldiers from both North andSouth, 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 grandcharge at Cold Harbor, this epic novel delivers a compelling, authentic, andsuspenseful portrait of Civil War combat.

Commemorating the approaching 150th anniversary ofthis grim encounter between valiant Americans, Ralph Peters brings to bear thelessons of his own military career, his lifelong study of this war and the menwho fought it, and his skills as a bestselling, prizewinning novelist toportray horrific battles and sublime heroism as no other author has done.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A towering work of historical fiction, majestic in its ferocity, strangely beautiful in its expression, cold-eyed honest in the truths it tells about men at war.” William Martin, New York Times bestselling author of The Lincoln Letter
“Authenticity has always been Ralph Peters’ trademark. In this superb novel, he blends phenomenal research and historical imagination to achieve it in capital letters.” Thomas Fleming, New York Times bestselling author of The Secret Trial of Robert E. Lee
“[A] landmark of historical fiction...the finest Civil War novelist writing today.” New York Journal of Books
“Superbly researched and brought to life…The real strength of the book is the way the characters, all of them historical, are given life, even if some of them have to be reconstructed…One of the great Civil War novels of our time.” Booklist (starred review)
“Peters crafts a lurid spectacle of close, personal warfare; soldiers are drenched in scorching heat and humidity, soiled by rain and mud, choked by drifting smoke, exhausted from marching, and ill with dehydration and dysentery…Raw, violent, and frighteningly realistic…An insightful, epic novel.”  Publishers Weekly
“Swift-moving…harrowing…[Peters] writes with a fine balance of historical accuracy and drama, turning in telling portraits not just of the generals but also of the privates from German farms and backwoods Appalachian huts who met and died on those Virginia battlefields…A solid work of historical fiction.” Kirkus Reviews
“Firmly grounded in the historical record, Hell or Richmond recounts the horrific bloodbaths of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, and Cold Harbor with the skill of an accomplished novelist…Gripping you-are-there urgency…enthralling historical fiction of the highest order.” Gordon C. Rhea, author of The Battle of the Wilderness and Cold Harbor
“A profound reflection on the relationship of men and violence. Ralph Peters continues to be the most reliable, insightful, and readable historian of our times…and he never loses sight of the human beings, great and small, caught up in war’s vortex. An outstanding read.” General Sid Shachnow, US Army Special Forces (Ret.)

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Author Bio: Ralph Peters

Author Bio: Ralph Peters

Ralph PetersNew York Times bestselling author of Cain at Gettysburg, is a retired US Army officer, a strategist and veteran of the intelligence world, a journalist who appears frequently in broadcast media, and a lifelong traveler with experience in over seventy countries on six continents.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 21.92
Audience: Adult
Language: English