Our One Common Country : Abraham Lincoln and the Hampton Roads Peace Conference of 1865
Our One Common Country explores one of the most interesting encounters of the Civil War. Famous in its day, the Hampton Roads Peace Conference of 1865 has never before been the subject of a book. In this highly readable, carefully documented book, James B. Conroy describes in fascinating detail what happened when President Lincoln, his Secretary of State, and three Confederate leaders came together to try to end the hostilities. Based on meticulous research, Conroy tells the story of the doomed peace negotiations through the characters who lived it. With a fresh and immediate perspective, Our One Common Country offers a thrilling and eye-opening look into the inability of our nation’s leaders to find a peaceful solution. The failure of the Hampton Roads Conference shaped the course of American history, and its lessons still resonate today.