Lee's Terrible Swift Sword: Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville - An Eyewitness History

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HarperCollins Canada, Limited, 1992 - History - 430 pages
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The author of Witness to Gettysburg brings readers another dramatic eyewitness history--the crucial nine-month period in the Civil War that set the stage for the final outcome. Lee's victories in 1862 and 1863 caused the overconfidence that led to the fatal defeat at Gettysburg. 108 illustrations; 25 maps.

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LEE'S TERRIBLE SWIFT SWORD: From Antietam to Chancellorsville: An Eyewitness History

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This latest in Wheeler's long line of Civil War and WW II ``eyewitness histories'' (On Fields of Fury, 1991, etc.) follows the Union and Confederate forces in the East between September 1862 and May ... Read full review

Lee's terrible swift sword: from Antietam to Chancellorsville: an eyewitness history

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This latest "eyewitness'' history follows the formula of Witness to Appomattox ( LJ 4/1/89), Sword Over Richmond ( LJ 4/1/86), and the author's other previous Civil War books. Excerpts from ... Read full review


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About the author (1992)

Richard S. Wheeler has written over fifty novels and several short stories. He has won four Spur Awards and the Owen Wister Award for lifetime achievement in the field of western literature.
He lives in the literary and film community of Livingston, Montana, and is married to Professor Sue Hart, of Montana State University-Billings. Before turning to fiction he was a newsman and book editor. He has raised horses and been a wrangler at an Arizona dude ranch.

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