The second title in Jeff Shaara’s acclaimed Civil War series. It is the spring of 1863 and General Ulysses Grant forces a Confederate retreat to Vicksburg, ordering his troops to burn every bridge they cross. The war hero begins a six-week siege of Vicksburg in hopes of starving out the rebels and taking control of the Mississippi River.
Today a tourist attraction, the Chateau de Versailles was originally the center of royal power, a lavish palace constructed by Louis XIV prior to the French Revolution. This illustrated book celebrates the hidden wonders of the palace and grounds, including Marie Antoinette’s dairy farm and the Petit Trianon.