• In the Hands of Providence

  • Joshua L. Chamberlain and the American Civil War
  • By: Alice Rains Trulock
  • Narrated by: Tom Parker
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 11-27-06
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (107 ratings)

Regular price: $23.07

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Publisher's Summary

Joshua Chamberlain of Maine forged a remarkable career during the Civil War. An academic and theologian by training, this modest young professor left Bowdoin College to accept a commission as lieutenant colonel of the 20th Maine. He fought at Antietam and Fredericksburg, then led his regiment to glory at Gettysburg, where he ordered the brilliant charge that saved Little Round Top. Promoted to brigade command, Chamberlain won a battlefield promotion to brigadier general from Ulysses S. Grant for his distinguished conduct in the assaults against Petersburg. He was held in such high esteem by his superior officers that Grant accorded him the honor of receiving the formal Confederate surrender at Appomattox. There, Chamberlain endeared himself to succeeding generations with his unforgettable salute to Robert E. Lee's defeated army.
©1992 The University of North Carolina Press (P)1996 Blackstone Audio Inc.
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2 out of 5 stars
By Richard on 04-23-07

Details of war

This book is full of which companies and troops went where in what battle and in between. A real travelogue of the armies but I wanted more of the character of this Civil war hero and less of the details of mud and hardtack. You listen to a lot of detail maneuvers to get down to the man.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Michael on 11-23-07


This is one of the best biographies I have ever listened to! This man is without a doubt one of the most amazing American hero's of the Civil War and yet probably few are familar with him and all the battles he participated in while suffering a number of injuries. This book makes you feel like you have met and spent time with Joshua Chamberlain. I only wish I had learned of this man sooner when I lived in New England and could have visited his home in Maine. You will enjoy this book.

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