Controversies and Commanders: Dispatches from the Army of the Potomac

Controversies and Commanders: Dispatches from the Army of the Potomac

by Stephen W. Sears

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Controversies and Commanders might well be the most intriguing book ever published about the Civil War, for it focuses on the people and events that one of our best historians has found most fascinating, including: Professor Lowe's reconnaissance balloons; the court-martial of Fitz John Porter; the Lost Order at Antietam; press coverage of the war; the looting of Fredericksburg; the Mud March; the roles of volunteers, conscripts, bounty jumpers, and foreign soldiers; the notorious General Dan Sickles, who shot his wife's lover outside the White House, and the much maligned Generals McClellan (justifiably) and Hooker (not so justifiably). The book follows the Army of the Potomac throughout the war, from 1861 to 1865, painting a remarkable portrait of the key incidents and personalities that influenced the course of our nation's greatest cataclysm.

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  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780544391239

  • ISBN-10: 0544391233

  • Pages: 320

  • Price: $2.99

  • Publication Date: 11/04/2014

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Stephen W. Sears
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Stephen W. Sears

STEPHEN W. SEARS is the author of many award-winning books on the Civil War, including Gettysburg and Landscape Turned Red. A former editor at American Heritage, he lives in Connecticut.
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    "A personal look at the fascinating events of the Civil War, by the finest and most provocative Civil War historian writing today." The Chicago Tribune

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Related Categories

  • Format: eBook

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780544391239

  • ISBN-10: 0544391233

  • Pages: 320

  • Price: $2.99

  • Publication Date: 11/04/2014

  • Carton Quantity: 1

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