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Cry havoc! : the crooked road to Civil War, 1861, Nelson D. Lankford

Label
Cry havoc! : the crooked road to Civil War, 1861
Title
Cry havoc!
Title remainder
the crooked road to Civil War, 1861
Statement of responsibility
Nelson D. Lankford
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"When Abraham Lincoln became president on March 4, 1861, crisis had already gripped the nation. Perhaps by then it was too late to avert civil war, but the conflict that broke out a few weeks later was by no means preordained. The particular way it unfolded rested in the hands of individuals, not irresistible historical forces. Cry Havoc! recounts in detail the small quirks of timing, character, and place - especially in Virginia and Maryland - that influenced the huge trajectory of events during eight critical weeks from Lincoln's inauguration through the explosion at Fort Sumter and Lincoln's response to it. A chain of decisions and miscalculations, influenced by swollen vanity and wishful thinking, gave shape to the dreadful conflict to come."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Lankford, Nelson D
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E458.1
LC item number
.L34 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • United States
  • United States
Label
Cry havoc! : the crooked road to Civil War, 1861, Nelson D. Lankford
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 277-292) and index
Contents
Prologue: Harpers Ferry, October 1859 -- Faithfully execute: Washington, D.C., March 4, 1861 -- Wait and see: early March --Toujours la politesse: Washington, D.C., early to mid-March -- Contrivances of delay: Richmond, mid-March -- Collision course: late March to early April -- Flash point: Charleston, April 12 -- Tidings of war: April 12 to 15 -- Cheated and deceived: April 15 to 18 -- Burning bridges: Baltimore, April 17 to 19 -- Alone: Washington, D.C., April 18 to 21 -- Broad stripes and bright stars: April 18 to 21 -- Sunday rest: Gosport Navy Yard, April 21 -- Wild excitement: Baltimore, April 20 to 21 -- Countless rumors: April 21 to 25 -- Dismembering the nation: late April to early May -- Epilogue: spring 1865 -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn166382418
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
viii, 308 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780143112792
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1084592
  • (OCoLC)166382418
Label
Cry havoc! : the crooked road to Civil War, 1861, Nelson D. Lankford
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 277-292) and index
Contents
Prologue: Harpers Ferry, October 1859 -- Faithfully execute: Washington, D.C., March 4, 1861 -- Wait and see: early March --Toujours la politesse: Washington, D.C., early to mid-March -- Contrivances of delay: Richmond, mid-March -- Collision course: late March to early April -- Flash point: Charleston, April 12 -- Tidings of war: April 12 to 15 -- Cheated and deceived: April 15 to 18 -- Burning bridges: Baltimore, April 17 to 19 -- Alone: Washington, D.C., April 18 to 21 -- Broad stripes and bright stars: April 18 to 21 -- Sunday rest: Gosport Navy Yard, April 21 -- Wild excitement: Baltimore, April 20 to 21 -- Countless rumors: April 21 to 25 -- Dismembering the nation: late April to early May -- Epilogue: spring 1865 -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn166382418
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
viii, 308 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780143112792
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1084592
  • (OCoLC)166382418

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