Chancellorsville by Stephen W. Sears audiobook

Chancellorsville

By Stephen W. Sears
Read by Richard M. Davidson

Recorded Books Inc., Recorded Books, Inc.
23.23 Hours 1
Format : Digital Download (In Stock)
  • $29.99
    or 1 Credit

    ISBN: 9781470325466

    $12.99 With Membership: Learn More
  • Regular Price: $65.99

    Special Price $42.89

    ISBN: 9781664405271

    In Stock ● Ships in 1-2 days

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.

Learn More
Membership Details
  • Only $12.99/month gets you 1 Credit/month
  • Cancel anytime
  • Hate a book? Then we do too, and we'll exchange it.
See how it works in 15 seconds

Summary

Summary

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The finest and most provocative Civil War historian writing today.” Chicago Tribune
“Sears, employing a mix of published and unpublished primary accounts to buttress secondary studies, manages to offer more than one new word in a thoroughly engaging text…A model campaign study, Sears’ account of Chancellorsville is likely to remain the standard for years to come.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“The finest rendition of the battle yet and an interesting thesis for Civil War discussion.” Amazon.com, editorial review
“Splendid…Civil War history at its best.” Booklist
“A stunning analysis of how terrain, personality, chance, and other factors affect fighting and distort strategic design…A tour de force in military history.” Library Journal

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Stephen W. Sears

Author Bio: Stephen W. Sears

Stephen W. Sears is the author of many acclaimed books on the Civil War including Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. He has been called “the finest and most provocative Civil War historian writing today” (Chicago Tribune). A former editor at American Heritage, he lives in Connecticut.

Titles by Author

See All

Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 23.23
Audience: Adult
Language: English