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'The best account I have ever read of this 'saddest affair' is Richard Slotkin's novel. And The Crater is more than a battle narrative - superb though it is in that respect. It is good social history... Its republication offers a new generation of readers more than a vivid story - it will give them new insight into the meaning of America.' - from the Foreward by James M. M'The best account I have ever read of this 'saddest affair' is Richard Slotkin's novel. And The Crater is more than a battle narrative - superb though it is in that respect. It is good social history... Its republication offers a new generation of readers more than a vivid story - it will give them new insight into the meaning of America.' - from the Foreward by James M. McPherson, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Historian....

Title : The Crater
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ISBN : 9780689111075
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 558 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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The Crater Reviews

  • David
    2018-12-26 20:08

    Enthralling historical novel. A challenging read but very much worth the effort. Slotkin weaves actual telegraph messages, letters and orders from the generals and soldiers fighting the Battle of Petersberg Crater into a narrative that stuck with me for a long time after I finished it.

  • Josh McDevitt-Spall
    2019-01-04 20:11

    Possibly the most challenging read I've yet undertaken. It is clear that Slotkin loves his characters to an extreme degree, and is unable to help himself indulging heavily in each of their lengthy back-stories. This book was good, but at 200 fewer pages could've been great.

  • Debra
    2018-12-27 14:11

    Stephen King recommended.

  • Avra Fox
    2018-12-21 12:28

    Stunning, fascinating, beautiful. It took me forever to read this book, but was worth every moment.

  • Lowell White
    2019-01-12 19:09

    The best "historical novel" ever--a brilliant and moving book by a top historian. Read this!