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Dissonance: The Turbulent Days Between Fort Sumter and Bull Run By David Detzer,

  • Title: Dissonance: The Turbulent Days Between Fort Sumter and Bull Run
  • Author: David Detzer
  • ISBN: 9780156030649
  • Page: 135
  • Format: Paperback
  • For two weeks in 1861, Washington, D.C was locked in a state of panic Would the newly formed Confederate States of America launch its first attack on the Union by capturing the nation s capital Would Lincoln s Union fall before it had a chance to fight Wedged between Virginia and Maryland two states bordering on secession Washington was isolated its communications liFor two weeks in 1861, Washington, D.C was locked in a state of panic Would the newly formed Confederate States of America launch its first attack on the Union by capturing the nation s capital Would Lincoln s Union fall before it had a chance to fight Wedged between Virginia and Maryland two states bordering on secession Washington was isolated its communications lines were cut, its rail lines blocked Newly recruited volunteers were too few and were unable to enter the city A recently inaugurated Lincoln struggled to form a plan defense or attack In this final chapter of his trilogy on the Civil War, David Detzer pulls the drama from this pivotal moment in American history straight from the pages of diaries, letters, and newspapers With an eye for detail and an ear for the voices of average citizens, he beautifully captures the tense, miasmic atmosphere of these first chaotic days of war.
    Dissonance The Turbulent Days Between Fort Sumter and Bull Run For two weeks in Washington D C was locked in a state of panic Would the newly formed Confederate States of America launch its first attack on the Union by capturing the nation s capital Would

    One thought on “Dissonance: The Turbulent Days Between Fort Sumter and Bull Run”

    1. I made it halfway through before stopping This isn t new territory and is so damn boring Pick a better book about this early bookere are thousands.

    2. Some interesting points, and well written in terms of easy to read Somewhat loose interpretation of a few events that I am familiar with from other sources Some very good sections and some ordinary, and some interpretations that I m a little uneasy about.

    3. magnificent to be able to squeeze that much meaning and make it a fun read out of so brief a period in history was truly amazing.

    4. David Detzer s discussion of the events that followed Fort Sumter in the early days of the Civil War is an instant classic for Civil War readers There are few books that really take the time to look at the time between the fall of Fort Sumter and the first major engagement of Bull Run and how the country quickly spiraled out of control This book focuses on several geographic areas from Washington DC and the fear of a confederate invasion to the rioting in Balti that prevented troops from quickly [...]

    5. This was a surprisingly good book I ve read several books on the Civil War, and I had a decent grasp of the timeline leading up to the Battle of Bull Run However, this book focused on a very short time period often glossed over by most histories While most of us know of the attack on Harper s Ferry, Detzer tells us who was behind it I knew of the riots in Balti and that the Capitol was cut off from the rest of Union, but Detzer s book describes the confrontation between the 6th Massachusetts and [...]

    6. I read this book after reading Detzer s Allegiance Fort Sumter Donnybrook Bull Run and was disappointed at the writing in Dissonance The extremely casual writing style was grating it almost seemed as if he were writing for children If you re interested in a well executed, well written book on pretty much this same subject, I recommend The Siege of Washington The Untold Story of the Twelve Days that Shook the Union.

    7. This book reads as a chronologically arranged series of interesting historical vignettes set between the attack on Fort Sumter and the Battle of Bull Run Detzer fails to create a compelling theme to tie together the idea of the dissonance of the early days of the war.

    8. Really like this book, because though you can tell Detzer researched at a very high level of detail, his writing is still very non academic, and even at times a little too relaxed and commentary like However, his comments are very targeted and usually very well used.

    9. I found this book to be by far the weakest of Detzer s Civil War books so far It s still a very good book but lacked the drama of Allegiance and Donnybrook This one may not be for you unless you re really into the details of the Civil War.

    10. The start of the Civil War American Balti s in a fury, Virginia decides to secede, and Washington DC is under threat crazy stuff before it all went out the window Engaging popular history.

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