What They Fought For 1861-1865 by James M. McPHERSON

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Pulitzer Prize-winning author James McPherson (Battle Cry of Freedom) draws on the letters or diaries of nearly 1,000 Union and Confederate soldiers in investigating what motivated those who fought the Civil War. The result is both an impressive scholarly tour de force and a highly accessible account of the sentiments of both sides of the conflict.

About James M. McPHERSON

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James M. McPherson is the author of Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era, which won a Pulitzer Prize in history, and For Cause and Comrades: Why Men Fought in the Civil War, a Lincoln Prize winner. He is the George Henry Davis Professor of American History at Princeton University in New Jersey, where he also lives. His newest book, entitled Abraham Lincoln, celebrates the 200th anniversary of Lincoln's birth with a short, but detailed look at this president's life.
Published March 1, 1994 by Louisiana State Univ Pr. 96 pages
Genres: History, War, Education & Reference, Children's Books. Non-fiction

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