A Rising Thunder: From Lincoln's Election to the Battle of Bull Run : An Eyewitness History

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HarperCollins Canada, Limited, 1994 - History - 413 pages
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Firsthand accounts depict events on the eve of the Civil War

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User Review  - Big_Bang_Gorilla - LibraryThing

This anthology of eyewitness accounts of the first few months of the War Between the States is a partial success. It does a good job of collecting combat narratives from both journalists and soldiers ... Read full review

A RISING THUNDER: From Fort Sumter to First Bull Run: An Eyewitness History

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Whitman once said that the real history of the Civil War would never be written. Nonetheless, in his riveting accounts, Wheeler (Lee's Terrible Swift Sword, 1992, etc.) seems to come close to ... Read full review


Seeds of the Storm
Lincoln Takes the Stage
Secession Becomes a Fact

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About the author (1994)

Richard S. Wheeler has written over fifty novels and several short stories. He has won four Spur Awards and the Owen Wister Award for lifetime achievement in the field of western literature.
He lives in the literary and film community of Livingston, Montana, and is married to Professor Sue Hart, of Montana State University-Billings. Before turning to fiction he was a newsman and book editor. He has raised horses and been a wrangler at an Arizona dude ranch.

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