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Days of Defiance: Sumter, Secession, and the Coming of the Civil War

by Klein, Maury
Publisher: Vintage Books
Issue: Fall 1999
ISBN: 0679768823

The paperback edition of a narrative account of the period between the election of Abraham Lincoln and the attack on Fort Sumter. Klein focuses on the men who instigated the conflict, but failed to foresee the bloody struggle their actions would produce.

review of Days of Defiance: Sumter, Secession, and the Coming of the Civil War, by Klein, Maury, Civil War Book Review, (Fall 1999).