Joseph Wheelan - Little, Brown Book Group

Joseph Wheelan



Joseph Wheelan is the author of eight previous books, including the highly-acclaimed Terrible Swift Sword and Jefferson's War. Before turning to writing books full time, Wheelan was a reporter and editor for The Associated Press for twenty-four years. He lives in Cary, North Carolina.
Da Capo Press

Midnight in the Pacific

Joseph Wheelan
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Da Capo Press

Their Last Full Measure

Joseph Wheelan
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Dramatic developments unfolded during the first months of 1865 that brought America's bloody Civil War to a swift climax.As the Confederacy crumbled under the Union army's relentless "hammering," Federal armies marched on the Rebels' remaining bastions in Alabama, the Carolinas, and Virginia. General William T. Sherman's battle-hardened army conducted a punitive campaign against the seat of the Rebellion, South Carolina, while General-in-Chief Ulysses S. Grant sought to break the months-long siege at Petersburg, defended by Robert E. Lee's starving Army of Northern Virginia. In Richmond, Confederate President Jefferson Davis struggled to hold together his unraveling nation while simultaneously sanctioning diplomatic overtures to bid for peace. Meanwhile, President Abraham Lincoln took steps to end slavery in the United States forever. Their Last Full Measure relates these thrilling events, which followed one on the heels of another, from the battles ending the Petersburg siege and forcing Lee's surrender at Appomattox to the destruction of South Carolina's capital, the assassination of Lincoln, and the intensive manhunt for his killer. The fast-paced narrative braids the disparate events into a compelling account that includes powerful armies leaders civil and military, flawed and splendid and ordinary people, black and white, struggling to survive in the war's wreckage.

Da Capo Press

Bloody Spring

Joseph Wheelan
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Joseph Wheelan
Da Capo Press

Terrible Swift Sword

Joseph Wheelan
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Joseph Wheelan
PublicAffairs

Libby Prison Breakout

Joseph Wheelan
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Joseph Wheelan
PublicAffairs

Mr. Adams's Last Crusade

Joseph Wheelan
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Joseph Wheelan

When John Quincy Adams,the sixty-three-year-old former president, U.S. senator, secretary of state, and diplomat,was elected to the House of Representatives by his Massachusetts neighbours, he embarked on a spectacular late-life career. He became Congress's most acerbic and influential critic of slavery as well as a tireless proponent for human freedoms and First Amendment rights. This remarkable congressional career utterly transformed him, the public's perception of him, and his legacy,in many ways redeeming his failed presidency. Mr. Adams's Last Crusade renders an insightful portrait of a man who placed his country above politics.

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Jefferson's War

Joseph Wheelan
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Author Joseph Wheelan has marvellously captured the story of America's war against the Barbary pirates, our first war against terror and the nations that support it. The Barbary pirates, a Muslim enemy from Tripoli, attacked European and American merchant shipping with impunity. Jefferson ordered the U.S. Navy to Tripoli in 1801 to repel "force with force." The Barbary War was also a proving ground for such young officers as William Bainbridge, Stephen Decatur, Isaac Hull, and David Porter -key players in the impending War of 1812 against Great Britain.