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An American Insurrection

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An American Insurrection by William Doyle
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Jan 07, 2003 | ISBN 9780385499705

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“One of the best narratives to chronicle the epic contest between African Americans bent on freedom and their most fanatic opponents.” –The Washington Post

“A compelling account of how the last battle of the Civil War came to be fought…. Precise and evocative.” –San Jose Mercury News

“Doyle has brought back into our historical consciousness a moment so shameful that it almost disappeared from memory.” –Houston Chronicle

“A dramatic tale…. Provide[s] fascinating detail of the inner workings of the White House and the weighing of political consequences for any decision.” –News & Observer

“A balanced narrative filled with fresh and important details.” –Wilson Quarterly

“Harrowing…. A riveting narrative…. [Doyle] describes the ebb and flow of the riot with more immediacy than any previous author has.” –The Times-Picayune

“An absorbing, important book.” –The Dallas Morning News

“A story of heroes, villains and cowards…. Doyle provides a captivating view of the motivations, both personal and political, of all the main players in the drama.” –Post & Courier (Charleston, SC)

“A fascinating contribution to civil rights history.” –Booklist

“Doyle has written a vivid portrait and riveting account….These insights render not only exciting, action-packed reading, but more importantly, a better understanding of what it means to be an American citizen.” –The Decatur Daily

“A riveting, true-life thriller.” –The Sacramento Bee


ALA Alex Award WINNER 2002

American Bar Association Silver Gavel Award WINNER 2002

Robert F. Kennedy Book Award FINALIST 2002

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