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Fields of Honor: Pivotal Battles of the Civil War

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Few historians have ever captured the drama, excitement, and tragedy of the Civil War with the headlong elan of Edwin Bearss, who has won a huge, devoted following with his extraordinary battlefield tours and eloquent soliloquies about the heroes, scoundrels, and little-known moments of a conflict that still fascinates America. Antietam, Shiloh, Gettysburg: these hallowed battles and more than a dozen more come alive as never before, rich with human interest and colorful detail culled from a lifetime of study.

Illustrated with detailed maps and archival images, this 448-page volume presents a unique narrative of the Civil War's most critical battles, translating Bearss' inimitable delivery into print. As he guides readers from the first shots at Fort Sumter to Gettysburg's bloody fields to the dignified surrender at Appomattox, his engagingly plainspoken but expert account demonstrates why he stands beside Shelby Foote, James McPherson, and Ken Burns in the front rank of modern chroniclers of the Civil War, as the Pulitzer Prize-winning McPherson himself points out in his admiring Introduction.

A must for every one of America's countless Civil War buffs, this major work will stand as an important reference and enduring legacy of a great historian for generations to come.

Synopsis:

Bearss presents a colorful, provocative, and mesmerizing history of the CivilWar.

Synopsis:

Bearss presents the story of the Civil War as he has in the battlefield tours he has conducted for many years. A former chief historian of the National Parks Service, he chronicles 14 crucial battles. The text is augmented by 80 black-and-white photographs and 19 maps.

About the Author

Edwin C. Bearss is legendary among serious scholars and Civil War buffs alike. The former Chief Historian of the National Park Service and its current historian emeritus, Bearss' renowned tours of America's battlefields feature a uniquely engaging panache that has inspired a legion of fans. He has consulted on numerous books, documentaries, and films, including Gods and Generals and Ken Burns' The Civil War. The author of 13 books, he has been honored many times for his tireless advocacy of the historical preservation of Civil War battlefield sites.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781426200939
Subtitle:
Pivotal Battles of the Civil War
Author:
Bearss, Edwin C
Introduction by:
McPherson, James
Introduction:
McPherson, James
Author:
Bearss, Edwin C.
Author:
McPherson, James
Publisher:
National Geographic
Subject:
Military - United States
Subject:
United States - Civil War
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - History - Civil War, 1861-
Subject:
United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Subject:
US History-1800 to Civil War
Subject:
civil war;history;american civil war;military history
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20070605
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
75 BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOS 25 MAPS
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
8.99 x 6 x 1.18 in 1.39 lb

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