Gettysburg by Stephen W. Sears

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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.
 

About Stephen W. Sears

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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 eastern theater.- He is a former editor for American Heritage.
 
Published November 3, 2004 by Mariner Books. 640 pages
Genres: History, War. Non-fiction

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An accomplished historian of the Civil War (Controversies and Commanders, 1999, etc.) offers a blow-by-blow account of the three-day Battle of Gettysburg and its effects on the course of the conflict.

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That night, while Union troops were digging in to secure defensive positions and the rest of the huge Union army was racing toward Gettysburg, one of the most memorable exchanges of the war took place.

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Publishers Weekly

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An outstanding battle study by the author of Chancellorsville, this comprehensive narrative will lend extra impact to the 140th anniversary this July of the clima

Apr 07 2003 | Read Full Review of Gettysburg

Reviewing the Evidence

He tells of General Longstreet's vain attempts to wean Lee from his plan for Pickett's Charge and gives credence to the belief of many that Lee was not fully in charge of either himself or his forces that day.

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Project MUSE

This book is an account of the July 1863 battle of Gettysburg at the tactical level of war and follows in the wake of two major works by Noah Andre Trudeau (Gettysburg: A Testing of Courage) and Stephen Sears (Gettysburg).

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