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Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era

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  • Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era (Oxford University Press, USA) – Trade paperback (2003)
    by James M McPherson

    Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era

    Trade paperback, Oxford University Press, USA
    2003
    English
    909 pages

    ISBN: 019516895X
    ISBN-13: 9780195168952

    Now featuring a new Afterword by the author, this handy paperback edition of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Battle Cry of Freedom is without question the definitive one-volume history of the Civil War. James McPherson's fast-paced narrative fully integrates the political, social, and military events that crowded the two decades from the outbreak of one war in Mexico to the ending of another at Appomattox. Packed with drama and analytical insight, the book vividly recounts the momentous episodes that preceded the Civil War ... Show more

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Reviews of Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era

Overall customer rating: 5.000
dneel

Readable history

by dneel on Aug 23, 2007

An unusual blend of scholarship and readabilty. McPherson's concise treatment of causes and events leading to the War Between the States prepares the novice for the "picnic" atmostphere at the start of the conflict through four years of hellish brutality. Hard to leave unopened and unfinished. More

Averain

Simply the Best One-Volume Civil War History

by Averain on Apr 21, 2007

This book opened my eyes about a lot I did not know concerning Civil War History and it is so well written that I couldn't put it down. McPherson covers the entire war including the period just prior to the war in order to put it in perspective. When he cites the reasons the war was fought he pulls ... More

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Mike S

Battle Cry of Freedom:the Civil War Era

does this book have larger font. My eyesight is not too good.

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