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By Clint Johnson

ISBN-10: 0806531312

ISBN-13: 9780806531311

manhattan urban, November 25, 1864. accomplice officials try to damage town with a chain of deadly fires that would without end cut down it to an insignificant speck of an island.
What fueled those Southern patriots' rage? And what in the event that they had succeeded?

This terrifying situation nearly grew to become a truth following what the New York Herald declared "a large and fiendish plot." Infuriated by way of the Union's killing in their liked normal John Hunt Morgan and the burning of the Shenandoah Valley, 8 accomplice officials swore revenge. Their process: Greek hearth. Their aim: Manhattan's advertisement district. The bold undertaking can have replaced the process American background.

In the 1st ebook to deliver to existence this daring conspiracy in complete aspect, Civil warfare specialist Clint Johnson unearths stunning proof concerning the treacherous alliances and rivalries that threatened nineteenth-century the USA. here's the reality approximately this lovely occasion, the spirit that fueled it, and the close to destruction of the world's so much influential urban.

"A clean and exciting addition to Civil struggle literature. . .. Johnson dispels myths and exhibits how Southerners sought to take revenge on a 'sister urban' they felt betrayed them."
--Brion McClanahan, writer of The Politically unsuitable consultant to the Founding Fathers

"Insightful research of an grand flip of occasions that almost set manhattan urban ablaze in the course of the Civil War." -- David J. Eicher, writer of The Longest Night

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