Joseph Wheelan
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Joseph Wheelan

I always wanted to write books and I finally got the opportunity after many years as a journalist. I have tried to make the most of it. I love to write, and primary research is pure pleasure, particularly reading the original documents and the actual handwritten letters and journals. I would recommend this to anyone who has an inquisitive mind and enjoys hanging around libraries.

When I am not writing and doing research, my wife Pat and I like to hike, bird-watch, and sample North Carolina's unique barbecue restaurants. We both enjoy reading American history from all eras.

Of special interest to me is the early national era, when everything was new and undergoing severe trials. We were fortunate to have leaders during these perilous early decades who put the American people and the nation's needs before political parties and sometimes even personal ambition. And they also happened to be terrific writers, thinkers, and warriors.

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    • Midnight in the Pacific

    • Guadalcanal - The World War II Battle That Turned the Tide of War
    • By: Joseph Wheelan
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 16 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 202
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 181
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178

    Midnight in the Pacific is both a sweeping narrative and a compelling drama of individual marines, soldiers, and sailors caught in the crosshairs of history....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Don't start here or you'll be confused.

    • By Doctor Bob on 08-13-17

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Jefferson's War

    • America's First War on Terror, 1801-1805
    • By: Joseph Wheelan
    • Narrated by: Patrick Cullen
    • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 261
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 132
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135

    Two centuries ago, without congressional or public debate, a president who is thought of today as peaceable, Thomas Jefferson, launched America's first war on foreign soil, a war against terror....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Great Read

    • By Donald on 06-19-05

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Terrible Swift Sword

    • The Life of General Philip H. Sheridan
    • By: Joseph Wheelan
    • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
    • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    Alongside Ulysses S. Grant and William Tecumseh Sherman, Philip H. Sheridan is the least known of the triumvirate of generals most responsible for winning the Civil War....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Full of history but just a little long

    • By Dennis on 09-17-13

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Their Last Full Measure

    • The Final Days of the Civil War
    • By: Joseph Wheelan
    • Narrated by: Bob Souer
    • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    As the Confederacy steadily crumbled under the Union army's relentless hammering, dramatic developments in early 1865 brought the bloody war to a swift climax and denouement....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Monotone reading. 1st audio book I couldn't finish

    • By Mike Beggs on 08-28-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Bloody Spring

    • Forty Days That Sealed the Confederacy's Fate
    • By: Joseph Wheelan
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    A unique and compelling examination of the Civil War's "turning point" - forty crucial days in the spring of 1864 that turned the tide for the Union....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Better than Bruce Catton?

    • By Rick on 09-13-14

    Regular price: $24.47

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