Fields Of Honor: Pivotal Battles Of The Civil War by Edwin C. BearssFields Of Honor: Pivotal Battles Of The Civil War by Edwin C. Bearss

Fields Of Honor: Pivotal Battles Of The Civil War

byEdwin C. BearssIntroduction byJames Mcpherson

Paperback | June 5, 2007

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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.
Edwin C. Bearss is legendary among serious scholars and Civil War buffs alike. The former Chief Historian of the National Park Service and its current historian emeritus, Bearss' renowned tours of America's battlefields feature a uniquely engaging panache that has inspired a legion of fans. He has consulted on numerous books, documenta...
Title:Fields Of Honor: Pivotal Battles Of The Civil WarFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:448 pages, 9.01 × 6.02 × 1.22 inShipping dimensions:9.01 × 6.02 × 1.22 inPublished:June 5, 2007Publisher:National Geographic SocietyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1426200935

ISBN - 13:9781426200939

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from A vivid history that has you walking the fields of the Civil War. This is not your high school's course on the civil war, rather you are immersed into the action of the battles. Bearss is an expert on the Civil War. Not only has he studied the battles, but he has travelled to the sites walking back and forth over the battle fields . This sense of the topography not only depicts strategic positioning, but allows the reader to smell the grass, feel the rain, and slog through the mud. You are not a bystander reading history, instead you are immersed into battle. One flaw may be the extensive list of soldiers names, that interferes with the readability of the book.
Date published: 2017-07-10

Editorial Reviews

"Every epic deserves a Homer. In Ed Bearss, the Civil War may have finally gotten one." —The Washington Times

"[Bearss] evokes almost hallucinatory sensations on the battlefield" —The Wall Street Journal