Landscape Turned Red: The Battle of Antietam

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2003 - History - 431 pages
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Combining brilliant military analysis with rich narrative history, Landscape Turned Red is the definitive work on the Battle of Antietam.

 

The Civil War battle waged on September 17, 1862, at Antietam Creek, Maryland, was one of the bloodiest in the nation's history: on this single day, the war claimed nearly 23,000 casualties. Here renowned historian Stephen Sears draws on a remarkable cache of diaries, dispatches, and letters to recreate the vivid drama of Antietam as experienced not only by its leaders but also by its soldiers, both Union and Confederate, to produce what the New York Times Book Review has called "the best account of the Battle of Antietam." 

  

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User Review  - Zissou54 - LibraryThing

Absolutely amazing! The author does a fantastic job of covering an immense amount of detail in such a beautiful way that it does not feel as though you are being pounded by an endless stream of facts ... Read full review

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I'm just starting out reading books about Antietam - not sure this was the best one to start with simply because it was so detailed. There were sooo many names and sooo many parts to try and keep ... Read full review

Contents

The Limits of Limited War
19
Confederate Tide
49
Will Send You Trophies
74
Fire on the Mountain
114
We Will Make Our Stand
150
To the Dunker Church
197
A Savage Continual Thunder
216
The Spires of Sharpsburg
255
To Nobly Save or Meanly Lose
298
Epilogue A Last Farewell
336
The Lost Order
349
Appendix 1n The Armies at Antietam
359
Sources and Acknowledgments
373
Index
415
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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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