In the second year of the American Civil War, near Richmond, Virginia, seven days and six battles changed the course of history.

In the early spring of 1862, the Army of the Potomac invaded Virginia in the hopes of capturing the Confederate capital of Richmond and ending the war. Led by the lauded Gen. George McClellan, the Union forces landed in March -- and the Confederates led by Joseph E. Johnston slowly but surely retreated toward Richmond. Defeat seemed inevitable.

But when Johnston was wounded and taken out of action, an intelligent but little-considered officer named Robert E. Lee replaced him -- and nothing would ever be the same.

Taking advantage of McClellan's slow reactions and overconfidence, Lee went on the attack, turning the tide with a combination of feints, harassing attacks, and tactical genius that soon had the Union army falling back. Over the course of one week, during which six battles were engaged, Lee outfought and out-thought his opponent at every turn, turning the great Peninsular Campaign into a humiliating defeat for the Union, proving his brilliance as a military leader -- and dooming the nation to three more years of bloody warfare.

Here, those fateful days and Lee's astounding generalship are explored as are the actions in military and political circles that ended the Union's hope for quick victory, and unleashed one of the most brilliant military minds of all time onto the Civil War battlefields -- and into history.

Tag This Book

This Book Has Been Tagged
It hasn't. Be the first to tag this book!

Our Recommendation

Track It. This book has been $1.20 within the past year.

Notify Me When The Price...

  • $
  • If I'm already tracking this book...

to track this book on eReaderIQ.

Track These Authors

to track Clifford Dowdey on eReaderIQ.

  • to be notified each time the price drops on any book by Clifford Dowdey.
  • to stop tracking Clifford Dowdey.

to track Robert K. Krick on eReaderIQ.

  • to be notified each time the price drops on any book by Robert K. Krick.
  • to stop tracking Robert K. Krick.

Price Summary

  • We started tracking this book on July 30, 2014.
  • This book was $10.09 when we started tracking it.
  • The price of this book has changed 124 times in the past 1,696 days.
  • The current price of this book is $9.99 last checked 7 hours ago.
  • This lowest price this book has been offered at in the past year is $1.20.
  • The lowest price to date was $0.99 last reached on September 22, 2017.
  • This book has been $0.99 3 times since we started tracking it.
  • The highest price to date was $11.99 last reached on September 25, 2017.
  • This book has been $11.99 one time since we started tracking it.


Additional Info

  • Publication Date: March 1, 2017
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Print Length: 408 Pages
  • File Size: 3,557 KB

We last verified the price of this book about 7 hours ago. At that time, the price was $9.99. This price is subject to change. The price displayed on the website at the time of purchase is the price you will pay for this book. Please confirm the price before making any purchases.