Battle Cry of Freedom Book
Score: 4
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Battle Cry of Freedom


  • Author : James M. McPherson
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2003-12-11
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 952
  • ISBN 10 : 0199743908

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Battle Cry of Freedom Book Description :

Filled with fresh interpretations and information, puncturing old myths and challenging new ones, Battle Cry of Freedom will unquestionably become the standard 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--the Dred Scott decision, the Lincoln-Douglas debates, John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry--and then moves into a masterful chronicle of the war itself--the battles, the strategic maneuvering on both sides, the politics, and the personalities. Particularly notable are McPherson's new views on such matters as the slavery expansion issue in the 1850s, the origins of the Republican Party, the causes of secession, internal dissent and anti-war opposition in the North and the South, and the reasons for the Union's victory. The book's title refers to the sentiments that informed both the Northern and Southern views of the conflict: the South seceded in the name of that freedom of self-determination and self-government for which their fathers had fought in 1776, while the North stood fast in defense of the Union founded by those fathers as the bulwark of American liberty. Eventually, the North had to grapple with the underlying cause of the war--slavery--and adopt a policy of emancipation as a second war aim. This "new birth of freedom," as Lincoln called it, constitutes the proudest legacy of America's bloodiest conflict. This authoritative volume makes sense of that vast and confusing "second American Revolution" we call the Civil War, a war that transformed a nation and expanded our heritage of liberty.

Battle Cry of Freedom Book
Score: 4.5
From 37 Ratings

Battle Cry of Freedom


  • Author : James M. McPherson
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2003-12-11
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 952
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199726585

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Battle Cry of Freedom Book Description :

Filled with fresh interpretations and information, puncturing old myths and challenging new ones, Battle Cry of Freedom will unquestionably become the standard 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--the Dred Scott decision, the Lincoln-Douglas debates, John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry--and then moves into a masterful chronicle of the war itself--the battles, the strategic maneuvering on both sides, the politics, and the personalities. Particularly notable are McPherson's new views on such matters as the slavery expansion issue in the 1850s, the origins of the Republican Party, the causes of secession, internal dissent and anti-war opposition in the North and the South, and the reasons for the Union's victory. The book's title refers to the sentiments that informed both the Northern and Southern views of the conflict: the South seceded in the name of that freedom of self-determination and self-government for which their fathers had fought in 1776, while the North stood fast in defense of the Union founded by those fathers as the bulwark of American liberty. Eventually, the North had to grapple with the underlying cause of the war--slavery--and adopt a policy of emancipation as a second war aim. This "new birth of freedom," as Lincoln called it, constitutes the proudest legacy of America's bloodiest conflict. This authoritative volume makes sense of that vast and confusing "second American Revolution" we call the Civil War, a war that transformed a nation and expanded our heritage of liberty.

The Illustrated Battle Cry of Freedom   The Civil War Era Book

The Illustrated Battle Cry of Freedom The Civil War Era


  • Author : James M. McPherson George Henry Davis '86 Professor of History Princeton University
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2003-11-06
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 800
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199729364

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The Illustrated Battle Cry of Freedom The Civil War Era Book Description :

Winner of the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for History and a New York Times Bestseller, Battle Cry of Freedom is universally recognized as the definitive account of the Civil War. It was hailed in The New York Times as "historical writing of the highest order." The Washington Post called it "the finest single volume on the war and its background." And The Los Angeles Times wrote that "of the 50,000 books written on the Civil War, it is the finest compression of that national paroxysm ever fitted between two covers." Now available in a splendid new edition is The Illustrated Battle Cry of Freedom. Boasting some seven hundred pictures, including a hundred and fifty color images and twenty-four full-color maps, here is the ultimate gift book for everyone interested in American history. McPherson has selected all the illustrations, including rare contemporary photographs, period cartoons, etchings, woodcuts, and paintings, carefully choosing those that best illuminate the narrative. More important, he has written extensive captions (some 35,000 words in all, virtually a book in themselves), many of which offer genuinely new information and interpretations that significantly enhance the text. The text itself, streamlined by McPherson, remains a fast-paced narrative that brilliantly captures two decades of contentious American history, from the Mexican War to Lee's surrender at Appomattox. The reader will find a truly masterful chronicle of the war itself--the battles, the strategic maneuvering on both sides, the politics, and the personalities--as well as McPherson's thoughtful commentary on such matters as the slavery expansion issue in the 1850s, the origins of the Republican Party, the causes of secession, internal dissent and anti-war opposition in the North and the South, and the reasons for the Union's victory. A must-have purchase for the legions of Civil War buffs, The Illustrated Battle Cry of Freedom is both a spectacularly beautiful volume and the definitive account of

Battle Cry of Freedom Book
Score: 4.5
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Battle Cry of Freedom


  • Author : James M. McPherson
  • Publisher : New York : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 1988-06-16
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 904
  • ISBN 10 : 0195038630

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Battle Cry of Freedom Book Description :

Focuses on the military campaigns, including strategy and logistics, military leaders, and common soldiers

The Illustrated Battle Cry of Freedom Book

The Illustrated Battle Cry of Freedom


  • Author : James M. McPherson
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 786
  • ISBN 10 : 0195168283

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The Illustrated Battle Cry of Freedom Book Description :

Features color illustrations and maps that covers the period of the Mexican War until the end of the Civil War in 1865, focusing in detail on the military campaigns, including strategy and logistics, and key figures.

Crossroads of Freedom Book
Score: 3.5
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Crossroads of Freedom


  • Author : James M. McPherson
  • Publisher : Pivotal Moments in American Hi
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 203
  • ISBN 10 : 0195173309

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Crossroads of Freedom Book Description :

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian McPherson offers a masterful portrait of the bloodiest single day in American history, the Battle of Antietam, fought on September 17, 1862.

No Matter What Book

No Matter What


  • Author : Patrick Campbell
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release Date : 2016-02-29
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 10 : 9781504975070

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No Matter What Book Description :

Patrick Campbell knew what he wanted to be as soon as he heard The Beatles at age eight: a rock star. In high school, he grew his hair long and started living his dream, singing at county fairs, block parties, and competitions. At the age of twenty-six, he went with his band to California to find stardom. He took a detour when two strippers introduced him to the party scene—and he ultimately became famous not for his singing but his quality cocaine. When a girl overdosed, he returned to Florida and started playing clubs again. Life took another turn when he was busted for the third time for driving under the influence. To avoid jail time, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, where he spent the next seven years. After a failed marriage to a millionaire’s daughter, he turned to drinking like a true sailor with a girl (sometimes two) in every port. It’s only when he lost everything—including his father and second wife—that he decided to get sober for the last time.