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Six Days in September

A Novel of Lee's Army in Maryland, 1862
Narrated by: Edison McDaniels
Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
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September 1862.

After a string of victories in Virginia, Robert E. Lee marches his Army of Northern Virginia northward across the Potomac River in search of one final battlefield triumph as the best way to bring about Southern independence. Little goes right for Lee when the garrison at Harpers Ferry refuses to evacuate and a lost order reveals his plans to George McClellan and his resurgent Army of the Potomac. The result is a divided Southern army severely weakened by straggling, a failed effort to hold the gaps through South Mountain, and a final stand at Sharpsburg on September 17 (the bloodiest day in American history) with the Potomac River and a single ford at Lee’s back.

Alexander Rossino weaves these momentous hours together brilliantly in Six Days in September. Listeners live the high-stakes drama through the gritty minutiae experienced by a host of historical characters - including an injured and exhausted General Lee, the pious, hard-fighting Stonewall Jackson, a frustrated but reliable James Longstreet, the acerbic Harvey Hill, and the irrepressible Kyd Douglas. Rossino also displays a keen understanding of daily travails undergone by the common foot soldiers and the unique hardships Sharpsburg’s civilians lived through when two major armies decided to wage war around their sleepy Maryland village.

Six Days in September is a sweeping account, brilliantly written with a “you-are-there” sense that will linger long after you finish this audiobook.

©2017 Alexander Rossino (P)2019 Savas Beatie

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A fascinating view of the battle

Six Days in September: A Novel of Lee's Army in Maryland, 1862.
A fascinating view of Lee's battle. Yes it is fictional but based on actual documented historical facts, and gives a unique insight into the problems that beset the Confederate army in general and the army of North Virginia in particular.
A great novel that provides both information and entertainment.
Superb narration by Edison McDaniels bring the book to life and expresses the hopes and fear that individuals felt.
I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review
Let's call this a great read.

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Great listen

Six Days in September A Novel of Lee's Army in Maryland, 1862
By: Alexander Rossino.

I give this book five stars.
The narration was excellent. The author provided good descriptions of the battle over the 6 days. I especially liked that he narrated the story from the point of view of the generals, some mid-level officers plus some common soldiers.

A great listen!
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A great historical tale.

First, I have to start off by stating that I got this book free of charge in exchange for a review, but as I always state, this does not in any way impact my review. My reviews are always honest and my own.

Those who have little knowledge of the battle will find suitable information in this binding. I highly recommend this novel. I was pleased to see that even though this is a work of fiction, the information within the binding of this volume is incredible for all. Rossino’s grasp of the narrative is captivating and often gives the viewpoint of the human side of the war from all those who fought during this campaign.