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Widely regarded as today"s preeminent historian of the Civil War"s eastern theater, Stephen W. Sears has delivered a masterwork in Gettysburg, his single-volume history of that war"s greatest campaign. Sears brings the epic tale of the battle in Pennsylvania vividly to life. 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 brilliantly brings to light General Meade"s remarkable performance in his first week of army command and pinpoints General Lee"s responsibility for the agonizing failure of the Confederate army.

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A masterful, single-volume history of the Civil War's greatest campaign.

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Drawing on original source material, from soldiers' letters to official military records of the war, Stephen W. Sears's Gettysburg is a remarkable and dramatic account of the legendary campaign. He takes particular care in his study of the battle's leaders and offers detailed analyses of their strategies and tactics, depicting both General Meade's heroic performance in his first week of army command and General Lee's role 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 the Author

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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Richard Welty, April 23, 2008 (view all comments by Richard Welty)
I have held the work of Stephen Sears in high regard ever since I first read Landscape Turned Red many years ago. Gettysburg continues his fine work with the Civl War campaigns in the east. I picked it up in conjunction with my first visit to the battlefield park, and it helped immmensely in understanding what went on there, and why these two armies met in this place to begin with.
Particularly nice is the treatment of the high commands of the two armies. Lee's developing problems with the loss of capable generals is contrasted with Meade's mostly successful efforts to manage the challenging command relationships he inherited in the Army of the Potomac when he took command only a week before the battle. Sears in particular has a credible suggestion for the reasons behind Lee's insistence on the disasterous plan of attack for July 3rd, which lead to the infamous Pickett's Charge.
This book is highly recommended if you wish to understand this crucial battle.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780618485383
Author:
Sears, Stephen W
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Author:
Sears, Stephen W.
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
United States - Civil War
Subject:
United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Subject:
US History-1800 to Civil War
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
November 2004
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Maps, b/w photographs, and illustrations
Pages:
640
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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"Synopsis" by , A masterful, single-volume history of the Civil War's greatest campaign.

and#160;

Drawing on original source material, from soldiers' letters to official military records of the war, Stephen W. Sears's Gettysburg is a remarkable and dramatic account of the legendary campaign. He takes particular care in his study of the battle's leaders and offers detailed analyses of their strategies and tactics, depicting both General Meade's heroic performance in his first week of army command and General Lee's role 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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