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Our One Common Country: Abraham Lincoln and the Hampton Roads Peace Conference of 1865

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Malcolm Hillgartner

12 Hours 29 Minutes

Blackstone Audiobooks

January 2014

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Our One Common Country explores the most criticalmeeting of the Civil War. Given short shrift or overlooked by many historians,the Hampton Roads Conference of 1865 was a crucial turning point in the Warbetween the States. In this well written and highly documented book, James B.Conroy describes in fascinating detail what happened when leaders from bothsides came together to try to end the hostilities. The meeting was meantto end the fighting on peaceful terms. It failed, however, and the war draggedon for two more bloody, destructive months.
Through meticulous research of both primary and secondarysources, Conroy tells the story of the doomed peace negotiations through thecharacters who lived it. With a fresh and immediate perspective, Our OneCommon Country offers a thrilling and eye-opening look into the inabilityof our nation's leaders to find a peaceful solution. The failure of theHampton Roads Conference shaped the course of American history and the futureof America's wars to come.

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