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From the Bookshelf: “The Smoke at Dawn: A Novel of the Civil War”

The Smoke at Dawn

“The Smoke at Dawn: A Novel of the Civil War” by Jeff Shaara

Jeff Shaara returns to the Civil War terrain he knows so well, with the latest novel in the series that started with A Blaze of Glory and A Chain of Thunder. In The Smoke at Dawn, the last great push of the Army of the Cumberland sets the stage for a decisive confrontation at Chattanooga that could determine the outcome of the war.

Blending evocative historical detail with searing depictions of battle, Jeff Shaara immerses readers in the world of commanders and common soldiers, civilians and statesmen. A tale of history played out on a human scale in the grand Shaara tradition, The Smoke at Dawn vividly recreates the climactic months of the war in the West, when the fate of a divided nation truly hangs in the balance.

This book is currently available at the Ellicottville Memorial Library in book format only.  It is also available as an eBook and an audio book using our interlibrary loan program.

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