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7 Days in July

7 Days in July

by Kenneth A. Griffiths

The history is good, but the story is better. Seven Days in July immerses the reader in the personalities and decisions of the men in blue and gray in 1864 as a hardened Southern army continues to retreat to save Atlanta from the Union army’s brutal, relentless advance. Command changes, personality clashes, low morale, and the constant presence of death and blood explode into a fight for Atlanta—a city Lincoln knew must fall to help the Union win the Civil War.


As each maneuver, each thrust of attack, and the war is shown through the eyes of warriors on both sides, this book exposes the human perspective of the combat at Peachtree Creek and the Battle of Atlanta, bringing the facts of history to life. Although the physical landmarks are now fading and softening with age, this story brings into sharp focus the seven days in July that mark the turning point in the Western Theater of America’s defining war.


Book Type:  Paperback

Size: 6″ x 9″

Release: July 2014





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About Kenneth A. Griffith

Ken Griffiths was raised in Florida. He first saw Civil War trenches on the grounds of the Georgia Military Academy in College Park, Georgia, where he was attending high school. He graduated from Florida State University and earned a law degree at the University of Florida.


Commissioned in the infantry, Ken served on active duty in the US Army in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps with tours in Vietnam and the Pentagon. Ken spent nearly thirty years in the Army Reserves and retired as a colonel. He went on to practice law with a major soft drink company and then work as a commercial real estate broker in Atlanta, where he lives with his wife and serves on the Georgia Civil War Commission.


Click here to listen to Ken’s interview on The Doug Dahlgren Show.