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  • Gettysburg | Stephen Sears

    Gettysburg

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Stephen Sears
    • Narrated By Ed Sala
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    Best-selling author and acclaimed Civil War expert Stephen W. Sears, hailed by The New York Times Book Review as “arguably the preeminent living historian of the war’s eastern theater,” crafts what will stand the test of time as the definitive history of the greatest battle ever fought on American soil. Drawing on years of research, Sears focuses on the big picture, capturing the entire essence of the momentous three day struggle while offering fresh insights that will surprise even the best versed Civil War buffs.

    W. Morgan says: "I loved this detailed account of the battle"
  • Landscape Turned Red: The Battle of Antietam | Stephen W. Sears

    Landscape Turned Red: The Battle of Antietam

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Stephen W. Sears
    • Narrated By Barrett Whitener
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    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 battle claimed nearly 23,000 casualties. In Landscape Turned Red, the 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.

    David says: "Excellent Book"
  • Chancellorsville | Stephen Sears

    Chancellorsville

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Stephen Sears
    • Narrated By Richard Davidson
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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.

    oboy says: "Engrossing"
  • To the Gates of Richmond: The Peninsula Campaign | Stephen Sears

    To the Gates of Richmond: The Peninsula Campaign

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Stephen Sears
    • Narrated By Nelson Runger
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    It was the largest campaign ever attempted in the Civil War: the Peninsula campaign of 1862. General George McClellan planned to advance from Yorktown up the Virginia Peninsula and destroy the Rebel army in its own capital. But with Robert E. Lee delivering blows to the Union army, McClellan’s plan fell through at the gates of Richmond.

    Mike says: "Reliable, professional and readable historian"
  • Controversies and Commanders: Dispatches from the Army of the Potomac | Stephen Sears

    Controversies and Commanders: Dispatches from the Army of the Potomac

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Stephen Sears
    • Narrated By Nelson Runger
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    Throughout the devastating years of the Civil War, the Union Army of the Potomac seldom marched in step. In this provocative book, acclaimed historian and award-winning author Stephen W. Sears takes a fascinating look at some of the intriguing Union generals and the controversies that swirled around them. Delving into historical documents and the personal papers of military officers, Sears shares the compelling stories of oft-maligned Generals McClellan and Hooker, the shocking court-martial of patriotic General Stone, the failed plots to kidnap Confederate President Jefferson Davis, and more.

    wtvfd801 says: "Spellbound"
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