Concluding the Civil War saga he began in The Sands of Pride
, Trotter creates a complex, nuanced story set mostly in North Carolina in 1863. Advance readers have said that ambitious research and a sharp cast of characters make this a pleasure for history aficionados.
Of the 150,000 major league games in the history of baseball, only 14 were “perfect”—that is, a pitcher pitched at least nine innings and didn't allow a single runner to reach first base. Coffey recounts the history of these games with deeply infectious enthusiasm.