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  • Landscape Turned Redby Stephen W. Sears

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015; US$ 17.00

    The Civil War battle waged on September 17, 1862, at Antietam Creek, Maryland, was one of the bloodiest in the nation's history: in this single day, the war claimed nearly 23,000 casualties. In Landscape Turned Red, the renowned historian Stephen Sears draws on a remarkable cache of diaries, dispatches, and letters to recreate the vivid drama of Antietam... more...

  • Gettysburgby Stephen W. Sears

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2004; US$ 14.99

    Stephen W. Sears has delivered a masterwork in Gettysburg, his single-volume history of the Civil War's greatest campaign. Drawing on original source material, from soldiers' letters to the Official Records of the war, Sears offers dramatic and informed accounts of every aspect of the campaign, from well-hewn portraits of the battle's leaders to detailed... more...

  • The Civil War Papers of George C. McClellanby Stephen W. Sears

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1989; US$ 16.99

    No one played as many major roles during the Civil War as General George B. McClellan, nor did any other figure write such candid letters about himself, his motivations, and his intentions. For Civil War buffs, this collection is a gold mine, revealing nuggets of fresh information on the military operations and political machinations, from the battle... more...

  • Controversies and Commandersby Stephen W. Sears

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 26.00

    Controversies and Commanders might well be the most intriguing book ever published about the Civil War, for it focuses on the people and events that one of our best historians has found most fascinating, including: Professor Lowe's reconnaissance balloons; the court-martial of Fitz John Porter; the Lost Order at Antietam; press coverage of the war;... more...

  • To the Gates of Richmondby Stephen W. Sears

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 17.95

    To the Gates of Richmond charts the Peninsula Campaign of 1862, General George McClellan?s grand scheme to march up the Virginia Peninsula and take the Confederate capital. For three months McClellan battled his way toward Richmond, but then Robert E. Lee took command of the Confederate forces. In seven days, Lee drove the cautious McClellan out,... more...

  • George B. McClellanby Stephen W. Sears

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 24.95

    Stephen Sears posits that "General McClellan's importance in shaping the course of the Union during the Civil War was matched only by that of President Lincoln and Generals Grant and Sherman." And yet the "Young Napoleon" has been relegated to the shadows by historians of that great conflict. The youngest in his class at West Point, McClellan was,... more...

  • Chancellorsvilleby Stephen W. Sears

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 18.00

    Sears describes the series of controversial events that define this crucial battle, including General Robert E. Lee's radical decision to divide his small army--a violation of basic military rules--sending Stonewall Jackson on his famous march around the Union army flank. Jackson's death--accidentally shot by one of his own soldiers--is one of the... more...

  • The Civil War: The Second Year Told By Those Who Lived Itby Stephen W Sears

    Library of America 2012; US$ 40.00

    The Library of America's ambitious four-volume series continues with this volume that traces events from January 1862 to January 1863, an unforgettable portrait of the crucial year that turned a secessionist rebellion into a war of emancipation. Including eleven never-before- published pieces, here are more than 140 messages, proclamations, newspaper... more...

  • Lees Lieutenants 3 Volume Abridgedby Stephen W. Sears; Douglas Southall Freeman

    Scribner 2010; US$ 45.00

    A towering landmark in Civil War literature, long considered one of the great masterpieces of military history -- now available in a one-volume abridgment. Lee's Lieutenants: A Study in Command is the most colorful and popular of Douglas Southall Freeman's works. A sweeping narrative that presents a multiple biography against the flame-shot background... more...

  • The Civil War: The First Year Told by Those Who Lived Itby Brooks D Simpson; Stephen W Sears; Sheehan-Dean Aaron

    Library of America 2011; US$ 37.50

    After 150 years the Civil War is still our greatest national drama, at once heroic, tragic, and epic-our Iliad, but also our Bible, a story of sin and judgment, suffering and despair, death and resurrection in a "new birth of freedom." Drawn from letters, diaries, speeches, articles, poems, songs, military reports, legal opinions, and memoirs, The... more...