Valley of the Shadow: A Novel (The Battle Hymn Cycle #3) (Paperback)

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Valley of the Shadow: A Novel (The Battle Hymn Cycle #3) (Paperback)

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

New York Times
bestselling author Ralph Peters returns with Valley of the Shadow, the third installment in his Boyd Award-winning series on the Civil War

In the Valley of the Shadow, they wrote their names in blood.

The summer and autumn of 1864 witnessed some of the fiercest fighting of the American Civil War, from a daring Confederate raid that nearly seized Washington, D.C., to a stunning reversal on the bloody fields of Cedar Creek—mighty battles now all but forgotten.
The desperate struggle for mastery of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley pitted a remarkable cast of heroes in blue and gray against each other: Philip Sheridan, a Union general with an uncanny gift for inspiring soldiers, and Jubal Early, his Confederate counterpart, stubborn and deadly; George Armstrong Custer, and the brilliant, courageous John Brown Gordon.
Ralph Peters brings to life yesteryear’s giants and their breathtaking battles. Sharp as a bayonet and piercing as a bullet, Valley of the Shadow is a great novel of our grandest, most-tragic war.

Ralph Peters is a retired Army lieutenant colonel and former enlisted man, a controversial strategist and veteran of the intelligence world; a bestselling, prize-winning novelist; a journalist who has covered multiple conflicts and appears frequently in the broadcast media; and a lifelong traveler with experience in over seventy countries on six continents. A widely read columnist, Ralph Peters' journalism has appeared in dozens of newspapers, magazines and web-zines, including The New York Post, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the Washington Post, Newsweek, Harpers, and Armchair General Magazine. His books include The Officers’ Club, The War After Armageddon, Endless War, and Red Army. Peters grew up in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, and studied writing at Pennsylvania State University. He lives and writes in the Washington, D.C. area.
Product Details ISBN: 9780765374059
ISBN-10: 0765374056
Publisher: Forge Books
Publication Date: May 3rd, 2016
Pages: 528
Language: English
Series: The Battle Hymn Cycle

“[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 Forcess (Retired)

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