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Landscape Turned Red: The Battle of Antietamby Stephen W Sears
I have read this excellent book three times. Using original material, Stephen W. Sears shows how the often-overlooked Battle of Antietam/Sharpsburg helped change the course of the Civil War and slavery in America.
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The death count from the Battle of Antietam was the largest of any single battle in American history. Landscape Turned Red, winner of the Fletcher Platt Award for best non-fiction book about the American Civil War, is the definitive work on this bitter battle. Sears bases his account on diaries, dispatches, and letters to recreate a vivid drama.
A definitive study of the climactic and pivotal battle of Antietam offers a vivid account of the two armies, the soldiers and officers, and the bitter, bloody campaign and analyzes the impact of Antietam on the Civil War as a whole.
About the Author
Stephen W. Sears is the author of six award-winning books on the Civil War, including 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. He lives in Norwalk, Connecticut.
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