Reveille in Washington
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: February 2014
Duration: 21 hours 29 minutes
Margaret Leech’s Pulitzer Prize–winning history paints a wonderfully vivid and lively picture of Washington, DC, during the Civil War. In addition to the major events and figures such as Lincoln, Leech uses telling anecdotes and draws upon cameo players such as Louisa May Alcott, Walt Whitman, Andrew Carnegie, and a Confederate lady spy to create a living portrait of a sleepy, unfinished city as it struggles to become the strong capital of a united nation.
“From the beckoning perfection of its first line, it is literary skill of a very high order…A truly living, scholarly book that comes to us with enlightenment and wit, brilliance in scene and universality in insight.”—New York Times Book Review