Civil War Book Club (April 1865 by Jan Winik)

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Are you a history buff? Interested in the Civil War?

If so, please join us for our Civil War Book Club on Saturday, August 24 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

We will be discussing April 1865: The Month that Saved America by Jay Winik.

One month in 1865 witnessed the frenzied fall of Richmond, a daring last-ditch Southern plan for guerrilla warfare, Lee's harrowing retreatm and then, Appomattox. It saw Lincoln's assassination just five days later and a near-successful plot to decapitate the Union government, followed by chaos and coup fears in the North, collapsed negotiations and continued bloodshed in the South, and finally, the start of national reconciliation. 

In the end, April 1865 emerged as not just the tale of the war's denouement, but the story of the making of our nation.

Jay Winik offers a new look at the Civil War's final days that will forever change the way we see the war's end and the nation's new beginning. Uniquely set within the larger sweep of history and filled with rich profiles of outsize figures, fresh iconoclastic scholarshi, and a gripping narrative, this is a masterful account of the thirty most pivotal days in the life of the United States. -- provided by the publisher

Sam Wilson, Professor of History at the University of Rio Grande will be the moderator for the discussion.

Copies of the book are available for checkout at the Library. If you are interested in attending or would like a copy of the book, please contact Lynn by stopping in at the Library, calling 740.446.7323 x 229, or e-mailing

Light refreshments will be served.


Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
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