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Crossroads of freedom : Antietam

Author: James M McPherson
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Series: Pivotal moments in American history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
In this book, prize winning author James M. McPherson tells the story of the battle of Antietam - the turning point of the whole Civil War, and the bloodiest day in American history. In a concise narrative, McPherson takes readers through the events leading up to Antietam, and through the savage fighting of the battle itself. The final chapters will discuss the aftermath of the battle and why it truly was a pivotal  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autographs (Provenance)
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James M McPherson
ISBN: 0195135210 9780195135213 0195173309 9780195173307 0965461181 9780965461184 0195158571 9780195158571
OCLC Number: 49355607
Description: xvi, 203 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction: death in September --
The pendulum of war, 1861-1862 --
Taking off the kid gloves, June-July 1862 --
"The federals got a very complete smashing", August-September 1862 --
Showdown at Sharpsburg --
The beginning of the end.
Series Title: Pivotal moments in American history.
Responsibility: James M. McPherson.
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The Battle of Antietam, fought on September 17, 1862, was the bloodiest single day in American history, with more than 6000 soldiers killed. In this book, the author provides an account of this  Read more...
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McPherson is the preeminent historian of the Civil War * Washington Post * [McPherson] does a superb job of re-creating a moment when the war, and all of American history that followed, might have Read more...

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