Fields of Honor
Edwin C. Bearss
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Few historians have ever captured the drama, excitement, and tragedy of the Civil War with the headlong elan of Edwin Bearss, who has won a huge, devoted following with his extraordinary battlefield tours and eloquent soliloquies about the heroes, scoundrels, and little-known moments of a conflict that still fascinates America. Antietam, Shiloh, Gettysburg: these hallowed battles and more than a dozen more come alive as never before, rich with human interest and colorful detail culled from a lifetime of study.
Illustrated with detailed maps and archival images, this 448-page volume presents a unique narrative of the Civil War's most critical battles, translating Bearss' inimitable delivery into print. As he guides readers from the first shots at Fort Sumter to Gettysburg's bloody fields to the dignified surrender at Appomattox, his engagingly plainspoken but expert account demonstrates why he stands beside Shelby Foote, James McPherson, and Ken Burns in the front rank of modern chroniclers of the Civil War, as the Pulitzer Prize-winning McPherson himself points out in his admiring Introduction.
A must for every one of America's countless Civil War buffs, this major work will stand as an important reference and enduring legacy of a great historian for generations to come.
Puts you in ghe midst of the battle
What a great accounting of the Civil War. Mr. Bearss places you at every river crossing and cross road.
Top Notch CW Reading
Mr. Bearss is a true genius in terms of relating these important battles. This a book you cannot put down until you've read the entire thing. If you want to experience the US Civil War, in a fascinating and utterly realistic setting... Coupled with Edwin's humor and amusing commentary, buy this book. - Steve Hamilton. Entercom Radio.
- Category: United States
- Published: May 02, 2006
- Publisher: National Geographic Society
- Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
- Print Length: 448 Pages
- Language: English