The Battle of Milroy Station : A Novel of the Nature of True Courage
In March 1986, Andrew Jackson Mundy, a senator from the Deep South, is secretly urged by Marc Hanna, the manipulative kingmaker, to allow his name to be put forward as McKinley's running mate in the upcoming presidential election. Had Mundy jumped party lines and seized the opportunity, he, not Theodore Roosevelt, would have become President of the United States when McKinley was assassinated. Why then had he not done so? Thus begins a story that goes back to the Civil War. Mundy, a well-educated young man with a deformed foot, comes under the charismatic, West Point-educated Evan Martin. Martin, a brilliant and ambitious soldier seeking fame and fortune, is charged with thwarting a Federal invasion and makes the impressionable Andrew Jackson Mundy is aide-de-camp. At first, Martin seems to achieve tactical and strategic miracles, but all too soon, Mundy becomes an unwilling participant in an atrocity that Martin is able to cover up. It is this secret that prevents Mundy from accepting Hanna's offer in 1896.
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- Paperback | 304 pages
- 106 x 171 x 25.4mm | 145.15g
- 26 Mar 2004
- St Martin's Press
- New York, United States
- New edition
- New edition
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"This book deserves to stand beside MacKinlay Kantor's Andersonville as a trenchant look at the real conflicts faced by people of that fire-scorched era, and at the dilemmas of conscience that inevitably confront every generation in its hour of crisis."--William C. Davis "The battle scenes are genuine, fully realized by an author who not only knows the nature of this internecine war but is able to raise his characters, humble and mighty, above cliche."--"Publishers Weekly"