The Longest Night

Author: David J Eicher

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743218469

Category: History

Page: 992

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Like no other conflict in our history, the Civil War casts a long shadow onto modern America," writes David Eicher. In his compelling new account of that war, Eicher gives us an authoritative modern single-volume battle history that spans the war from the opening engagement at Fort Sumter to Lee's surrender at Appomattox (and even beyond, to the less well-known but conclusive surrender of Confederate General Edmund Kirby Smith in Galveston, Texas, on June 2, 1865). Although there are other one-volume histories of the Civil War -- most notably James M. McPherson's Pulitzer Prize-winning Battle Cry of Freedom, which puts the war in its political, economic, and social context -- The Longest Night is strictly a military history. It covers hundreds of engagements on land and sea, and along rivers. The Western theater, often neglected in accounts of the Civil War, and the naval actions along the coasts and major rivers are at last given their due. Such major battles as Gettysburg, Antietam, and Chancellorsville are, of course, described in detail, but Eicher also examines lesser-known actions such as Sabine Pass, Texas, and Fort Clinch, Florida. The result is a gripping popular history that will fascinate anyone just learning about the Civil War while at the same time offering more than a few surprises for longtime students of the War Between the States. The Longest Night draws on hundreds of sources and includes numerous excerpts from letters, diaries, and reports by the soldiers who fought the war, giving readers a real sense of life -- and death -- on the battlefield. In addition to the main battle narrative, Eicher analyzes each side's evolving strategy and examines the tactics of Lee, Grant, Johnston, Sherman, and other leading figures of the war. He also discusses such militarily significant topics as prisons, railroads, shipbuilding, clandestine operations, and the expanding role of African Americans in the war. The Longest Night is a riveting, indispensable history of the war that James McPherson in the Foreword to this book calls "the most dramatic, violent, and fateful experience in American history."

The Longest Night

Author: Andria Williams

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0812997751

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 3096


A scintillating debut novel about a young couple whose marriage is tested when they move to an army base rife with love triangles, life-or-death conflicts, and a dramatic cover-up In 1959, Nat Collier moves with her husband, Paul, and their two young daughters to Idaho Falls, a remote military town. An Army Specialist, Paul is stationed there to help oversee one of the country’s first nuclear reactors—an assignment that seems full of opportunity. Then, on his rounds, Paul discovers that the reactor is compromised, placing his family and the entire community in danger. Worse, his superiors set out to cover up the problem rather than fix it. Paul can’t bring himself to tell Nat the truth, but his lies only widen a growing gulf between them. Lonely and restless, Nat is having trouble adjusting to their new life. She struggles to fit into her role as a housewife and longs for a real friend. When she meets a rancher, Esrom, she finds herself drawn to him, comforted by his kindness and company. But as rumors spread, the secrets between Nat and Paul build and threaten to reach a breaking point. Based on a true story of the only fatal nuclear accident to occur in America, The Longest Night is a deeply moving novel that explores the intricate makeup of a marriage, the shifting nature of trust, and the ways we try to protect the ones we love. Praise for The Longest Night “[A] stunning debut.”—Entertainment Weekly “[A] smart and detailed portrait of a dissolving postwar marriage . . . will remind many readers of Richard Yates’s Revolutionary Road.”—San Francisco Chronicle “[Andria] Williams’s quietly confident style is without swagger or gimmick. . . . What emerges most powerfully from The Longest Night is a kind of quiet wonder at the exquisite intricacy, but astonishing durability, of familial love.”—Los Angeles Review of Books “Think Army Wives meets Serial meets your perfect long weekend read. About an army base with a lot of love triangles, and a cover-up.”—theSkimm “The tension builds heavily with each page.”—InStyle “Scintillating . . . A smoldering, altogether impressive debut that probes the social and emotional strains on military families in a fresh and insightful way.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “[A] luminous debut . . . Williams expertly builds tension between Paul and Nat as the story progresses towards the inevitable nuclear tragedy in this utterly absorbing and richly rewarding novel.”—Booklist (starred review) “Andria Williams’s debut is an intimately detailed portrait of love, trust, and guilt in a town—and an era—clouded with secrets.”—Celeste Ng, author of Everything I Never Told You “A smart and compassionate novel that offers as many fresh insights into marriage and intimacy as it does about American nuclear history. Andria Williams is a terrific writer—clear-eyed and empathetic—and this is a fantastic debut.”—Molly Antopol, author of The UnAmericans “It’s hard to believe The Longest Night is Andria Williams’s debut novel. Her command of language, character and plot—the three essential ingredients for a riveting read—is extraordinary.”—David Abrams, author of Fobbit

The Longest Night

Author: Arthur Jacobson,Michel Rosenfeld

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520235496

Category: Political Science

Page: 434

View: 2137


The American Presidential Election of 2000 was perhaps the most remarkable, and in many ways the most unsettling, that the country has experienced. The Longest Night presents a lively and informed reaction to the legal after-math of the election by the most prominent experts on the subject. With a balance of opposing views -- including those of some of today's most distinguished foreign political and legal commentators -- the contributors offer an unusual breadth of perspectives in addressing the judicial, institutional, and political questions involved in the disputed election. Book jacket.

The Longest Night

Author: Jennifer Ashley

Publisher: Jennifer Ashley

ISBN: 1941229387

Category: Fiction

Page: 115

View: 3073


Mary Cameron, a Highland widow with a son, doesn’t believe she is destined to find passion until she meets Baron Valentin, a Nvengarian bodyguard who’d been sent to Scotland to protect a princess. Once the princess married Mary’s brother, Valentin departed Scotland, and Mary hasn’t seen Valentin since. Now he’s back, sent to keep an eye on the Nvengarian ambassador to England, who might be plotting to overthrow Valentin’s tiny kingdom. Valentin hasn’t changed—he's dangerous, handsome, mysterious—and he wants Mary. Valentin’s people believe that the person one spends the night with on the longest night of the year—the Winter Solstice—will remain in one’s life forever. Valentin is willing to put this theory to the test, to discover whether he and Mary will surrender to the magic of The Longest Night …

The Longest Night

Author: Gavin Mortimer

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780222238

Category: History

Page: 274

View: 1443


On 10-11 May 1941, Londoners thought the Nazi bombs would never stop falling as the London Blitz reached its furious zenith. These are the true stories from the survivors of one of the longest nights in the Second World War 'An excellent book . . . Mortimer has interviewed scores of survivors for this gripping tale' Scotland on Sunday On the afternoon of Saturday 10 May 1941, crowds gather at Wembley to watch Arsenal play Preston in the Cup Final. Australian journalist John Hughes starts his shift at Reuters in Fleet Street; 20-year-old Reenie Carter reports for duty at her fire station in Westminster Abbey; RAF pilot Guy Gibson relaxes in the sun before his night patrol; Vera Lynn drives in for an evening concert. Meanwhile, thousands of German airmen are preparing for a massive night raid. Gavin Mortimer has interviewed many survivors of this night to reveal the reality of the London Blitz. In a matter of hours, 1,486 Londoners were killed, 11,000 houses were destroyed, and millions of lives were changed for ever.

The Longest Night

Author: Lindsey Pogue

Publisher: Roar Press LLC

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 92

View: 8702


"Holy apocalypse! Once again, Lindsey Pogue has taken young adult reading and twisted it into a riveting fight for survival with characters that jump off the pages." Tome Tender, Book Blog Alaska can be a bleak and dangerous place, especially in the dead of winter. But when hair-raising whispers about an outbreak reach the small harbor town of Whitely, the townspeople face a new, unfathomable fear—the virus is coming for them. Life seemed complicated for Sophie Collins when she had teen pregnancy and her squeaky-clean reputation as the mayor’s daughter to worry about. But strict schedules and perfectly groomed hair become yesterday’s concerns as bloodcurdling screams pierce the night air and lurid memories haunt feverish dreams. Weak and alone, Sophie must survive the longest, most terrifying night of her life and pray she won’t be the only one left when she wakes. Alex Ortiz is the new kid from the wrong side of the tracks, and trouble seems to follow him wherever he goes. It’s all he can do to keep his head down until his eighteenth birthday when he can leave his life in foster care behind him. But Alex doesn’t realize he and the quiet girl from class with lonely, blue eyes are fated in the most impossible way imaginable. Death is everywhere, and even in the gray dawn of morning, after the fever subsides and the world echoes in silence, Alex will have to face his darkest demons yet. The Longest Night is a prequel in the Savage North Chronicles, part of the bestselling, post-apocalyptic Ending World. The Savage North Chronicles (An Ending World series) 1. The Darkest Winter 2. The Longest Night 3. Midnight Sun 4. Fading Shadows 5. Untamed 6. Unbroken 0. Day Zero: Beginnings (prequel story collection) **** Keywords: fans of Nora Roberts Year One and Kresley Cole The Arcana Chronicles, Stephen King horror stories, The Stand, science fiction and fantasy survival series, post-apocalyptic adventure, gritty dystopian setting, genetically engineered superheroes, Alaska native, superhuman, alaskan frontier wilderness survival, pandemic and plague, X-men superpowers meets The Walking Dead grit, slow-burn romance, homesteading, winter survival, second chance love story, Kyla Stone Edge of Collapse and Last Sanctuary, Sarah Lyons Fleming Cascadia Series, Lindsey Sparks, Lindsey Fairleigh, The Ending Series, the Ending World, telepathy, telekinesis, Haida, indigenous people, Alaskan culture, wildlife

The Longest Night

Author: Joseph A. Wailes

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0991645421

Category: Fiction

Page: 260

View: 7977


Supernatural science fiction. How do the seen and the unseen parts of Reality compare, contrast, and interact? What are the parallels, and what are the conflicts?

The Longest Night

Author: Alyxandra Harvey

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408854910

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 76

View: 9430


Since the Blood Moon battle six years ago, Lucy, and her hot vampire boyfriend Nicholas Drake, have kept the peace between the vampires of Violet Hill and the Helios-Ra hunters. But breaking up fights between rogue hunter Aggie and irresistible rebel Callahan is proving a big challenge; Aggie just can't accept that behind Cal's burning blue eyes, he is in control of his bloodlust. As Lucy's best friend and Nicholas's sister, Solange, return home for the group's Winter Solstice celebrations, Aggie struggles to admit the real reason she finds Cal a threat – and risks far more than her heart . . . An action-packed tale of dark romance from the author of the bestselling Drake Chronicles series. The perfect way for fans of Stephenie Meyer, L.J. Smith and Rachel Caine to enjoy the long winter nights.

ARMAGEDDON's SONG 'THE LONGEST NIGHT'

Author: ANDY FARMAN

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1326180983

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 1308


The war in Europe has reached critical mass and it is a race between the Red Army and the newly arrived US and Canadian 4 Corps. The winner owns Europe. Just one last push by the New Warsaw Pact will clear away SACEUR's gambit and the last division standing between the Red Army and the Channel Ports. It is the Longest Night for everyone, and the last night for many.