RALPH PETERS, New York Times bestselling author of Cain at Gettysburg, is a retired U.S. Army officer, a controversial strategist and veteran of the intelligence world, a journalist who appears frequently in the broadcast media, and a lifelong traveler with experience in over seventy countries on six continents. In addition to works under his own name, he is also the author, under the pen name Owen Parry, of a series of award-winning Civil War mysteries.Peters has studied the Civil War since childhood. Combining painstaking research, years of walking those fields of battle, with insight gleaned from his own military career, Ralph Peters tells this great American tale in a masterful style.
"Firmly grounded in the historical record, Hell or Richmond recounts the horrific bloodbaths of The Wilderness, Spotsylvania and Cold Harbor with the skill of an accomplished novelist...gripping you-are-there urgency...enthralling historical fiction of the highest order." --Gordon C. Rhea, author of The Battle of the Wilderness and Cold Harbor"A towering work of historical fiction, majestic in its ferocity, strangely beautiful in its expression, cold-eyed honest in the truths it tells about men at war." --William Martin, New York Times bestselling author of The Lincoln Letter"Authenticity has always been Ralph Peters' trademark. In this superb novel, he blends phenomenal research and historical imagination to achieve it in capital letters." --Thomas Fleming, New York Times bestselling author of The Secret Trial of Robert E. Lee"A profound reflection on the relationship of men and violence. Ralph Peters continues to be the most reliable, insightful and readable historian of our times...and he never loses sight of the human beings, great and small, caught up in war's vortex. An outstanding read." --Gen. Sid Shachnow, U.S. Army Special Forces (Ret.)"One of the great Civil War novels of our time...superbly researched and brought to life...[be] prepared to risk not being able to put it down." --Booklist, starred review"[A] landmark of historical fiction...the finest Civil War novelist writing today." --The New York Journal of Books"Hell or Richmond is an America epic, a prose Iliad of the Civil War. It is stunningly well researched and beautifully, poetically written." --Guy MacLean Rogers, author of Alexander: The Ambiguity of Greatness"Harrowing...swift-moving...[Peters] writes with a fine balance of historical accuracy and drama" --Kirkus Reviews