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In the Hands of Providence Joshua L. Chamberlain and the American Civil War by Alice Rains Trulock
  

In the Hands of Providence Joshua L. Chamberlain and the American Civil War

Part of the Civil War America Series

Synopsis

In the Hands of Providence Joshua L. Chamberlain and the American Civil War by Alice Rains Trulock

The story of an authentic American hero; This acclaimed biography traces the life and times of Joshua L. Chamberlain, the professor-turned-soldier who led the Twentieth Maine Regiment to glory at Gettysburg, earned a battlefield promotion to brigadier general from Ulysses S. Grant at Petersburg, and was wounded six times during the course of the Civil War. Chosen to accept the formal Confederate surrender at Appomattox, Chamberlain endeared himself to succeeding generations with his unforgettable salutation of Robert E. Lee's vanquished army. After the war, Chamberlain went on to serve four terms as governor of his home state of Maine and later became president of Bowdoin College. He wrote prolificaly about the war, including The Passing of the Armies, a classic account of the final campaign of the Army of the Potomac.

Reviews

Deserve[s] a place on every Civil War bookshelf. - New York Times Book Review; [Trulock] brings her subject alive and escorts him through a brilliant career. One can easily say that the definitive work on Joshua Chamberlain has now been done. - Richmond Times-Dispatch; An example of history as it should be written. The author combines exhaustive research with an engaging prose style to produce a compelling narrative which will interest scholars and Civil War buffs alike. - Journal of Military History


About the Author

The late Alice Rains Trulock was a retired personnel manager and politician in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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Book Info

Publication date

3rd September 2001

Author

Alice Rains Trulock

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Publisher

The University of North Carolina Press

Format

Paperback
592 pages

Categories

History of the Americas
Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900
Biography: historical, political & military
American Civil War
Land forces & warfare

ISBN

9780807849804

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