Synopses & Reviews
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.
"A first-class writer and splendid historian--a combination to be cherished--gives us the best book on America's most famous battle." The Wall Street Journal
'\"A first-class writer and splendid historian--a combination to be cherished--gives us the best book on America\'s most famous battle.\"'
A masterful, single-volume history of the Civil War's greatest campaign.
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.