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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User Review  - Bob Aarhus - Goodreads

By all measures, this is the best book on the Gettysburg Campaign that I have read so far (although Shelby Foote's "Stars in Their Courses" is still on my to-do list). Even if Sears' work were to lose ... Read full review

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User Review  - Peter Smith - Goodreads

Great overview about the Battle of Gettysburg. This book describes in great detail the strategies and mistakes made by both sides during the battle as well as the lead up to it. I guess what seemed ... 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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