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Valley of the Shadow

A Novel

The Battle Hymn Cycle (Volume 3)

Author: Ralph Peters

Valley of the Shadow

Valley of the Shadow

$11.99

About This Book

Winner of the 2015 Boyd Award for Literary Excellence in Military Fiction

In the Valley of the Shadow, they wrote their names in blood.
From a daring Confederate raid that nearly...

Page Count
512
On Sale
05/05/2015

Book Details

Winner of the 2015 Boyd Award for Literary Excellence in Military Fiction

In the Valley of the Shadow, they wrote their names in blood.
From a daring Confederate raid that nearly seized Washington, D.C., to a stunning reversal on the bloody fields of Cedar Creek, the summer and autumn of 1864 witnessed some of the fiercest fighting of our Civil War—in mighty battles now all but forgotten.
The desperate struggle for mastery of Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, breadbasket of the Confederacy and the South's key invasion route into the North, pitted a remarkable cast of heroes in blue and gray against each other: runty, rough-hewn Phillip Sheridan, a Union general with an uncanny gift for inspiring soldiers, and Jubal Early, his Confederate counterpart, stubborn, raw-mouthed and deadly; the dashing Yankee boy-general, George Armstrong Custer, and the brilliant, courageous John Brown Gordon, a charismatic Georgian who lived one of the era's greatest love stories.
From hungry, hard-bitten Rebel privates to a pair of Union officers destined to become presidents, from a neglected hero who saved our nation's capital and went on to write one of his century's greatest novels, to doomed Confederate leaders of incomparable valor, Ralph Peters brings to life yesteryear's giants and their breathtaking battles with the same authenticity, skill and insight he offered readers in his prize-winning Civil War bestsellers, Cain at Gettysburg and Hell or Richmond.
Sharp as a bayonet and piercing as a bullet, Valley of the Shadow is a great novel of our grandest, most-tragic war.

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Imprint Publisher

Forge Books

ISBN

9781466839816

In The News

“[Peters'] immense knowledge of the tactics and the details of a soldier's life at that time are combined with a narrative drive that kept me turning pages late into the night.” —Karl Marlantes, author of Matterhorn

“His empathy and insight have never been more powerfully expressed. Valley of the Shadow is a blazing masterpiece.” —W.E.B. Griffin, New York Times bestselling author

“Historical fiction can do something that not even the best history texts can. It can make the reader say, ‘Yes, this is how it felt.' Looking for proof of this? Just open the Ralph Peters novel you are holding.” —George F. Will

“Brilliantly conceived and executed, Valley of the Shadow achieves that rare feat of combining genuine reading enjoyment with superb scholarship.” —General Sid Shachnow, U.S. Army Special Forces (Retired)

“...a gripping novel that is as historically accurate as it is enthralling.” —Victor Davis Hanson, author of Carnage and Culture

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Valley of the Shadow

Valley of the Shadow

$11.99