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A Savage Thunder: Antietam and the Bloody Road to Freedom

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In September 1862, two great armies faced off across Antietam Creek, near Sharpsburg, Maryland, knowing that the fate of the United States and the future of millions of slaves were at stake. From behind-the-scenes conversations to the action on the front lines, renowned nonfiction writer Jim Murphy provides an in-depth look at the battle that prompted Abraham Lincoln to issue the Emancipation Proclamation and changed America forever. Murphy uses photographs, maps, and first-person accounts to sweep young readers into the chaos and confusion of battle. Gritty and utterly engaging, this is a powerful portrayal of a day on which 22,717 people were killed or woundedand#8212;the single bloodiest day in American history.

Synopsis:

By the flow of the inland river,
Whence the fleets of iron have fled,
Where the blades of the grave-grass quiver,
Asleep are the ranks of the dead:
Under the sod and the dew,
Waiting the Judgment Day:
Under the one, the Blue,
Under the other, the Gray.

— "The Blue and the Gray" by Francis Miles Finch

About the Author

Jim Murphy is the author of more than thirty books about American history, including An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 and The Great Fire, both Newbery Honor Books. He lives with his wife and their two sons in Maplewood, New Jersey. For more information visit his website at jimmurphybooks.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780689876332
Author:
Murphy, Jim
Publisher:
Margaret K. McElderry Books
Subject:
Antietam, battle of, md., 1862
Subject:
United States - Civil War
Subject:
History - United States/Civil War
Subject:
History - Military & Wars
Subject:
History - United States/19th Century
Subject:
Military & Wars
Subject:
Social Science - Politics & Government
Subject:
Children s Nonfiction-World History
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20090731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c jacket + int halftone art + bandamp;
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
9 x 10 in
Age Level:
08-12

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Product details 112 pages Margaret K. McElderry Books - English 9780689876332 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , By the flow of the inland river,
Whence the fleets of iron have fled,
Where the blades of the grave-grass quiver,
Asleep are the ranks of the dead:
Under the sod and the dew,
Waiting the Judgment Day:
Under the one, the Blue,
Under the other, the Gray.

— "The Blue and the Gray" by Francis Miles Finch

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