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The Demon of Unrest by Erik Larson
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Apr 30, 2024 | ISBN 9780385348744

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Praise for The Demon of Unrest

“Larson, one of today’s pre-eminent nonfiction storytellers, trawls a variety of archives to explore the historically momentous months between Abraham Lincoln’s election and the Battle of Fort Sumter—the end of which, in 1861, began the Civil War.”—The New York Times

“Even diehard Civil War aficionados will learn from Larson’s look at the six months between Lincoln’s 1860 election and the surrender of Union troops under Maj. Robert Anderson at Charleston’s Ft. Sumter. . . . A riveting reexamination of a nation in tumult.—Los Angeles Times

“Twisty and cinematic . . . A mesmerizing and disconcerting look at an era when consensus dissolved into deadly polarization.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Larson deftly blends swift and vivid writing with in-depth research in primary sources, bringing alive people who are now less known than Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis but key to shaping events. . . . Fascinating details, fresh perspectives, and lively writing make this a standout view of the antebellum and Civil War eras.”Booklist (starred review)

“An intriguing tale from the beginning of the Civil War. In his latest appealing historical excavation . . . Larson includes interesting portraits of obscure peripheral figures that enrich the narrative. . . . A welcome addition to any Civil War buff’s library.”—Kirkus Reviews

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“Fresh, fast and deeply moving.”—Candice Millard, The New York Times Book Review

“An enthralling page-turner.”O: The Oprah Magazine

“[An] affecting and affectionate chronicle of the Churchill family during the Blitz.”—The Boston Globe

“A damn good story. There are narrative arcs, heroes, villains, and suspense aplenty.”Rolling Stone

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