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    • Gettysburg

    • By: Stephen Sears
    • Narrated by: Ed Sala
    • Length: 23 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 663
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 611
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 610

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Narrator's Craft and the Scholar's Care

    • By John on 02-18-17

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Chancellorsville

    • By: Stephen Sears
    • Narrated by: Richard Davidson
    • Length: 23 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Engrossing

    • By oboy on 01-16-13

    Regular price: $41.99

    • The British Empire

    • By: Stephen W. Sears
    • Narrated by: Corrie James
    • Length: 30 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    Here is the story of how the English acquired their vast domain; how they ruled, maintained, and exploited it; and how, within decades, they presided over its dissolution. Here are Britain's triumphs and also her stinging defeats, her heroes and her scoundrels. It is a full and fascinating chronicle of the growth of the British Empire and its people and of the impact that empire had on the rest of the world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • British Empire

    • By Ian on 12-31-17

    Regular price: $38.49

    • World War II: Carrier War

    • By: Stephen W. Sears
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    At dusk on December 8, 1941, the carrier Enterprise and her escort of cruisers and destroyers entered Pearl Harbor. Officers and men lined the rails, watching in stunned silence. The twisted, smoldering superstructure of the Arizona was still aflame, and there was a stench of charred wood and fuel oil in the air.

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Landscape Turned Red

    • The Battle of Antietam
    • By: Stephen W. Sears
    • Narrated by: Barrett Whitener
    • Length: 14 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 244
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 180
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 173

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Book

    • By David on 08-16-06

    Regular price: $25.17

    • Lincoln's Lieutenants

    • The High Command of the Army of the Potomac
    • By: Stephen W. Sears
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 32 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77

    The high command of the Army of the Potomac was a changeable, often dysfunctional band of brothers, going through the fires of war under seven commanding generals in three years, until Grant came east in 1864. The men in charge all too frequently appeared to be fighting against the administration in Washington instead of for it, increasingly cast as political pawns facing down a vindictive congressional Committee on the Conduct of the War.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good, but not what I thought

    • By Paul S. on 08-10-17

    Regular price: $41.99

    • World War II: Air War

    • American Heritage Series
    • By: Stephen W. Sears
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    The air war over Europe during World War II proved that combat in the sky can be even more devastating than combat on the ground. When the war ended, every major city in Germany was virtually destroyed. A German writer admitted that his own nation, in taking up the sword to conquer the world, had "summoned up those bands of furies which raced across the German skies".

    Regular price: $13.99

    • To the Gates of Richmond

    • The Peninsula Campaign
    • By: Stephen Sears
    • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
    • Length: 17 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Magnificent chronicle of mismanagement

    • By Jamie Bruno on 10-08-13

    Regular price: $34.99

    • World War II: Desert War

    • American Heritage
    • By: Stephen W. Sears
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    The struggle for North Africa was unlike any other campaign of World War II. The desert proved a real test of generalship, pitting Germany's Erwin Rommel against Britain's Bernard Montgomery and America's George Patton. Here, from award-winning military historian Stephen W. Sears, is the dramatic story of the generals, politicians, and soldiers who changed the course of the war.

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Controversies and Commanders

    • Dispatches from the Army of the Potomac
    • By: Stephen Sears
    • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
    • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Spellbound

    • By wtvfd801 on 10-24-15

    Regular price: $27.99