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- Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 12.99
James M. McPherson is acclaimed as one of the finest historians writing today and a preeminent commentator on the Civil War. Battle Cry of Freedom , his Pulitzer Prize-winning account of that conflict, was a national bestseller that Hugh Brogan, in The New York Times , called "history writing of the highest order." Now, in Drawn With the Sword... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.95
In this classic study, Pulitzer Prize-winning author James M. McPherson deftly narrates the experience of blacks--former slaves and soldiers, preachers, visionaries, doctors, intellectuals, and common people--during the Civil War. Drawing on contemporary journalism, speeches, books, and letters, he presents an eclectic chronicle of their fears... more...
- Crown/Archetype 2009; US$ 16.95
?[I]n a larger sense, we can not dedicate?we can not consecrate?we can not hallow?this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our power to add or detract.? ?President Abraham Lincoln James M. McPherson, the Pulitzer Prize?winning author of Battle Cry of Freedom , and arguably the finest Civil War... more...
- Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 11.99
In this collection of provocative and illuminating essays, James M. McPherson offers fresh insight into many of the enduring questions about one of the defining moments in our nation's history. McPherson sheds light on topics large and small, from the average soldier's avid love of newspapers to the postwar creation of the mystique of a Lost Cause... more...
- Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 12.99
Battle Cry of Freedom is the definitive one-volume history of the Civil War. McPherson's fast-paced narrative fully integrates the political, social, and military events that crowded the two decades from the outbreak of one war in Mexico to the ending of another at Appomattox. Packed with drama and analytical insight, the book vividly recounts the... more...
- Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 12.99
Why did the soldiers of the Civil War--Confederate and Union--risk their lives, through countless bloody battles and four long, awful years? It is to this question-- why did they fight --that James McPherson, America's preeminent Civil War historian, turns his attention. Drawing on more than 25,000 uncensored letters and nearly 250 private diaries... more...
- Random House of Canada 2011; US$ 12.00
From Pulitzer Prize-winner James M. McPherson comes a brilliant and passionate examination of nationalism in today's world, and its effects on the stability of the world's countries, big and small. Since the end of the Cold War, nationalism has re-emerged as one of the most powerful forces in the modern world. Students of nationalism have analyzed... more...
- New York Review Books 2011; US$ 22.95
1860: The American capital is sprawling, fractured, squalid, colored by patriotism and treason, and deeply divided along the political lines that will soon embroil the nation in bloody conflict. Chaotic and corrupt, the young city is populated by bellicose congressmen, Confederate conspirators, and enterprising prostitutes. Soldiers of a volunteer... more...
- Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 13.99
The Civil War was the single most transforming and defining experience in American history, and Abraham Lincoln remains the most important figure in the pantheon of our mythology. These graceful essays, written by one of America's leading historians, offer fresh and unusual perspectives on both. more...