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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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Combining brilliant military analysis with rich narrative history, Landscape Turned Red is the definitive work on the Battle of Antietam.

 

The Civil War battle waged on September 17, 1862, at Antietam Creek, Maryland, was one of the bloodiest in the nation's history: on this single day, the war claimed nearly 23,000 casualties. Here renowned historian Stephen Sears draws on a remarkable cache of diaries, dispatches, and letters to recreate the vivid drama of Antietam as experienced not only by its leaders but also by its soldiers, both Union and Confederate, to produce what the New York Times Book Review has called "the best account of the Battle of Antietam." 

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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Jeffrey Bluhm, June 22, 2013 (view all comments by Jeffrey Bluhm)
Exceedingly well written novel about the battle of Antietam. The book starts by explaining the composition of both armies and the personalities of the important players on both sides. The events leading up to the meeting at Sharpsburg are clearly explained. The majority of the book is spent on the evolution of the battle itself, with interesting and evocative descriptions of the fighting, supplemented by detailed and accurate maps. The book ends with a discussion of the aftermath and significance of the battle. Overall, it is an excellent account of this single but important day of fighting. I visited the battlefield when I was about 2/3 of the way through the story and all of the writing accurately described the actual ground on which the fighting took place - this is an excellent and very readable primer if you're fortunate enough to have an opportunity to visit Antietam.
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ISBN:
9780618344192
Author:
Sears, Stephen W.
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Location:
Boston
Subject:
United States - Civil War
Subject:
Antietam, battle of, md., 1862
Subject:
United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Subject:
US History-1800 to Civil War
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
June 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.06 in 1.18 lb

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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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