Gettysburg (Google eBook)

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Nov 3, 2004 - History - 640 pages
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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 analyses of their strategies and tactics. Sears depicts General Meade's remarkable performance in his first week of army command and pinpoints General Lee's responsibility in the agonizing failure of the Confederate army. With characteristic style and insight, Sears brings the epic tale of the battle in Pennsylvania vividly to life.
  

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Sears' writing style is approachable and enjoyable. - Goodreads
Very easy to read and quite a treat. - Goodreads
It's readable but very detailed historical scholarship. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Terry Quirke - Goodreads

I'm afraid this one just didn't do it for me personally. It read too much like an academic text, way too many names, corps, regiments popping up all over the place that left me confused by the end of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Bernie Mcnelis - Goodreads

Great book. Very well written, lots of details and quotes from the actors in the battle. My trigger to read it was a trip to Gettysburg and a bike tour of the battle field a couple months ago. I think ... Read full review

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STEPHEN W. SEARS is the author of many award-winning books on the Civil War, including Gettysburg and Landscape Turned Red. The New York Times Book Review has called him “arguably the preeminent living historian of the war’s eastern theater.” He is a former editor for American Heritage.

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