Gird Yourselves For This Great Effort

Tales of Poignance from the Late, Great War Between the States

by George Tomezsko


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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/21/2009

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 107
ISBN : 9781441574497
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 107
ISBN : 9781441574503
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 107
ISBN : 9781469100647

About the Book

Gird Yourselves For This Great Effort is intended to be read as a story of resistance that happens to be true. The heroes of the story are the people of the Shenandoah Valley who hoped for and dared all in their struggle for independence. In 1864, as powerful Union armies laid waste to the Valley, Confederate forces, with the support of many Valley residents, battled valiantly against overwhelming odds. Their story should offer inspiration to all who, in the present era, oppose the rampant internationalism that is the hallmark of elite opinion. This book should, therefore, capture the attention of not only historians but of anyone with an interest in the War Between the States. Five fictional short stories at the end add a note of poignancy to the book and nicely complement the history detailed on earlier pages.


About the Author

George Tomezsko is a writer, essayist and historian with several previous books to his credit. His major interest in history is the War Between the States. The war in the Shenandoah attracted his attention when he wrote an earlier book, An Afternoon in May, that told the story of the Corps of Cadets from the Virginia Military Institute at the Battle of New Market in 1864. He wrote the present book to ensure the real significance of the military drama then being played out in the Shenandoah Valley is not forgotten.