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Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era Paperback – December 11, 2003
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Published in 1988 to universal acclaim, this single-volume treatment of the Civil War quickly became recognized as the new standard in its field. James M. McPherson, who won the Pulitzer Prize for this book, impressively combines a brisk writing style with an admirable thoroughness. He covers the military aspects of the war in all of the necessary detail, and also provides a helpful framework describing the complex economic, political, and social forces behind the conflict. Perhaps more than any other book, this one belongs on the bookshelf of every Civil War buff. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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Likely to become the standard one-volume history of our Civil War, this vivifies, with palpable immediacy, scholarly acumen and interpretive skill, events foreshadowing the conflict, the war itself and its basic issue: slavery. Photos.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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Every citizen of the United States should read this book in my opinion.
I had always thought this history was written by a son of General James P. McPherson of the Civil War (of whom Ft. McPherson in Atlanta is named for him),shortly after the war not in the late the mid-20th century. I would recommend this history to everyone interested in the Civil War who is not interested in the finite ad nauseaum detail of every flanking movement or maneuver.