Landscape Turned Red: The Battle of Antietam

By Stephen W. Sears
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14.53 Hours 11/01/2005 unabridged
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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 twenty-three thousand 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. Combining brilliant military analysis with narrative history of enormous power, Landscape Turned Red is the definitive work on this climactic and bitter struggle.

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Summary

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Fletcher Pratt Award • Nonfiction

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 twenty-three thousand 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. Combining brilliant military analysis with narrative history of enormous power, Landscape Turned Red is the definitive work on this climactic and bitter struggle.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The best account of the Battle of Antietam.” New York Times Book Review
“A modern classic.” Chicago Tribune
“No other book so vividly depicts that battle, the campaign that preceded it, and the dramatic political events that followed.” Washington Post Book World
“Authoritative and graceful…a first-rate work of history.” Newsweek

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by E.B. 9/13/2017
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Terrific military history

An account of the politics and military maneuvers that led the Army of the Potomac and the Army of Northern Virginia to the battlefield at Antietam. Sears's exploration of General McClellan's failures as a commander is a revelation, both pitiless and humanizing.

Author

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.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 14.53
Audience: Adult
Language: English