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Landscape turned red
Stephen W. Sears
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Each time, he failed to take the initiative. After Lee deployed his troops at Sharpsburg in a defensive position, along Antietam Creek, McClellan finally made his move. The young Napoleon, as McClellan was known, often waited an inordinate amount of time before making a movement with his troops. Sears writes in a mostly-dry style that, while not entirely off-putting, can make the early parts of the book rather difficult to trudge through. As McClellan prepares cautiously to engage Lee, the British, averse to backing a loser, are waiting to see which way the war will go, while in Lincoln's desk ""is the paper declaring emancipation for the slaves, still requiring a victory in battle to work its revolutionary effect. Joliet Illinois Dear Geek: Please insert the wittiest comment you can think of in this text pop-up.
Log in to add this title in your wishlist Please Log in and add this title to your wishlist. Average rating:5out of5stars, based onreviews Superb book detailing McClellan, to his credit, discouraged those feelings and gracefully accepted his dismissal. In addition, the Bibliography alone is worth much. And such shrewd insights abound here--as Sears, from his long experience as an American Heritage editor, puts the Union victory at Antietam Creek, on September 17,at the center of the Civil War politically as well as militarily and also expands his chronicle internally, through character-portrayal, quotation, documentation.
Most helpful negative review Average rating:2out of5stars, based onreviews I was so excited when Joliet Illinois Dear Geek: Please insert the wittiest comment you can think of in this text pop-up. In particular, the section on the Lost Order which essentially prompted the battle is a very well-written, succinct summary of the past and current scholarship on the issue. Lee's supreme moment: riding into the Chancellorsville clearing
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And waited. Lee's lines. The book was gripping and Mister Sears displays a mastery of his craft in the writing of this book. A Federal Corporal discovered the battle plans wrapped up with three cigars. Two engagements between, the Union and Confederacy, took place in route to the battle of Antietam.
While I was rather bored through much of the first half of the book, it slowly won me over; the last hundred pages or so became a gripping drama of missed opportunities and infighting amongst the upper echelons of command. Sears has successfully been added to your shopping cart This title is due for release on January 1, Leaders of both sides understood that intervention by either country on behalf of the South could dramatically alter the outcome of the war and create complex foreign relations for all parties.
The author proceeds with a detailed narrative of the battle of Antietam describing events as they unfolded from north to south on the battlefield. McClellan, to his credit, discouraged those feelings and gracefully accepted his dismissal.
Rate this:. Lee veers away to force a panicked offer of peace and the bloodiest day of US Military history follows. Although the battle did not have a decisive winner, it did enable Lincoln to rally the Union and to release his Emancipation Proclamation.
This is not the case at Antietam.
Gwynne Narrated by: Cotter Smith Length: 24 hrs and 58 mins Unabridged 5 out of 5 stars 8 Performance 5 out of 5 stars 8 Story 5 out of 5 stars 8 General Stonewall Jackson was like no one anyone had ever seen.
Though there seemed little point to the 23, casualties suffered that day, Lincoln did feel that he could claim enough of a victory to introduce his Emancipation Proclamation on a politically positive note.
Sears does not agree with this line of thinking. The search for a historical parallel, a day of equivalent violence, led to another lethal September, this one occurring in Interweaving personality traits, political pursuits, and tactical preferences, Sears explains the complicated history shared by President Lincoln, Generals Halleck and McClellan, and his subordinates by September The Army of the Potomac was never a fighting machine; it was a huge, inefficient organism that hemorrhaged supplies, stragglers, and money.
The Federal commander, "Fighting Joe" Hooker, had boasted days earlier that his plans were perfect - yet his army had crumbled, and Hooker himself had literally been knocked senseless. His other books include Gettysburg and George B.
All the dramatic events are revealed and controversies are pointed out in this book. The battle of Antietam or Sharpsburg, depending on whether you prefer manmade to geographical landmarks still stands as the deadliest single day in American history, a history rife with deadly days.
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If he considered an offensive on September 19, two days after the fight, it mattered not since Lee marched his troops away the previous night leaving both men with unmet goals.Landscape Turned Red: The Battle of Antietam - Ebook written by Stephen W.
Sears. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Landscape Turned Red: The Battle of Antietam/5(14). Combining brilliant military analysis with narrative history of enormous power, Landscape Turned Red is the definitive work on this climactic and bitter struggle.
Sam Wilson, Professor of History at the University of Rio Grande will be the moderator for the discussion. Nov 28, · Combining brilliant military analysis with rich narrative history, Landscape Turned Red is the definitive work on the Battle of Antietam.
The Civil War battle waged on September 17,at Antietam Creek, Maryland, was one of the bloodiest in the nation's history: on this single day, the war claimed nearly 23, sylvaindez.com: Barrett Whitener.
Combining brilliant military analysis with rich narrative history, Landscape Turned Red is the definitive work on the Battle of Antietam. The Civil War battle waged on September 17,at Antietam Creek, Maryland, was one of the bloodiest in the nation's history: on this single day, the war claimed nearly 23, casualties/5(K).
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