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by Perry Lentz — The riveting narrative of a Confederate provocateur in 1863 Manhattan who changes the course and outcome of the War Between the States. A tale of personal disintegration foretelling that of a nation, Perish From The Earth creates a luminous flicker-show of Manhattan street battles and the lives of mobs — the product of political chicanery, public corruption, immigrant misery, the gangs of New York peopled with vivid historical characterizations. John Patrick Callahan's first-hand account of the Great New-York Rebellion of 1863 is flanked by commentary from a prominent military historian, ca. 1880, as this volume is published to a fractured nation seeking to fight itself back together in 1880. A fine layered fiction and a great read, this sweeping novel will become one of your all-time favorites.