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Chancellorsville | [Stephen Sears]

Chancellorsville

A former editor of American Heritage, Stephen W. Sears has collected a wealth of new sources for this definitive portrait of one of the most dramatic battles of the Civil War. Using scores of letters and diaries written by soldiers from both Union and Confederate armies, Sears’ narrative history seeks to strip away the gloss of later commentary and restore the battle of Chancellorsville to its original voices.
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A former editor of American Heritage, Stephen W. Sears has collected a wealth of new sources for this definitive portrait of one of the most dramatic battles of the Civil War. Using scores of letters and diaries written by soldiers from both Union and Confederate armies, Sears’ narrative history seeks to strip away the gloss of later commentary and restore the battle of Chancellorsville to its original voices.

Chancellorsville is often touted as Robert E. Lee’s greatest victory. Prompted by a campaign that maneuvered brigades on both sides into complex positions, it culminated in the most intense hours of fighting in the entire Civil War. But when the battle was over, the price of victory had been high. Stonewall Jackson was mortally wounded. Lee was committed to press north into more threatening odds.

In Chancellorsville, Stephen Sears carefully traces the movements of both armies and offers fascinating vignettes of daily life within the ranks. Looking at issues from horse fodder to critical military strategy, he examines the personal and military cost of this historic clash of armies.

©1996 Stephen W. Sears (P)1997 Recorded Books

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    Edward Duanesburg, NY, United States 01-16-13 Member Since 2007
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    If you could sum up Chancellorsville in three words, what would they be?

    Lee's greatest victory


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    Brilliantly told story of one of the most complex campains of the Civil War .Well detailed and researched . Anyone no matter what their level of knowledge of civil war history will find this book entertaining .


    Have you listened to any of Richard Davidson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I haven't listen to any of his books before . But I fiound his unusual and dramatic style entertaining and added greatly to my enjoyment of this book. I think the narrator is one of my very favourites .


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes


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    Drake Davis 08-23-14
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    What made the experience of listening to Chancellorsville the most enjoyable?

    It taught me a lot about the differences between the Union & Confederate armies. It's a good management tool besides an excellent history lesson


    What about Richard Davidson’s performance did you like?

    He's a good narrator. His voice is not too tiring.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    May 2rd, 3rd & what the Union army did at Fredrickburg


    Any additional comments?

    If I were teaching a class in Management, I would make this book required reading & I would include many test questions from this book at Final exams.

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