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Fields of Honor: Pivotal Battles of the Civil War by Edwin C Bearss Online



Fields of Honor: Pivotal Battles of the Civil War

Fields of Honor: Pivotal Battles of the Civil War

  • Title: Fields of Honor: Pivotal Battles of the Civil War
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  • ISBN : 9780792275688
  • Format : Hardcover
  • Language : English
  • Page : 464 pages


Few historians have ever captured the drama, excitement, and tragedy of the War Between the States quite like Edwin Bearss The acclaimed Homer of the Civil War, 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, S Few historians have ever captured the drama, excitement, and tragedy of the War Between the States quite like Edwin Bearss The acclaimed Homer of the Civil War, 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, Chickamauga, Gettysburg these hallowed battles and than a dozen 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 commemorates the 140th anniversary of the war s end with a unique narrative of its 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 and history buffs alike, this major work will stand as an important reference and enduring legacy of a great historian for generations to come


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Fields of Honor: Pivotal Battles of the Civil War Reviews (25)

  • Mr Bearss truly shows his expertise, but unless one is themselves something of a scholar of the Civil War this book would be very difficult to follow The narrative is no where near as powerful as it might be if there was better development of the characters I know this is not fiction, but without a [..]

  • I enjoyed this book It is exactly what it says it is on the book jacket a collection of battlefield tours conducted by former National Park Service Chief Historian Ed Bearss Personally I have visited all the major battlefields that are covered in this book, some of the battles leading up to them tha [..]

  • Bearss account reads as if you re standing on the battlefield with him, tour map on hand, listening to him describe the action You ve just done a tour of the National Parks museum, watched the short film clip and studied the dioramas Bearss is giving you the final tour before you head off to grab lu [..]

  • A book on the various battles of the Civil War It was hard going as he concentrates on the important battles and not any of the smaller skirmishes and firefights I normally don t like this type of books as it is dealing only with army movements and not the individual stories every battle spawns but [..]

  • The last chapter, about Grant s pursuit of Lee s worn down army to Appomattox was the best part of the book, a great finish It was exciting, detailed, and easy to follow the action Bearss astounding attention to detail makes this book a good and authoritative reference that was interesting and fun t [..]

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