Drawn with the Sword: Reflections on the American Civil War / Edition 1

Drawn with the Sword: Reflections on the American Civil War / Edition 1

by James M. McPherson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0195096797

ISBN-13: 9780195096798

Pub. Date: 04/28/1996

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

He won the Pulitzer Prize for BATTLE CRY OF FREEDOM (B-O-T #2448-A,B,C), a best-selling account of the Civil War. Now James McPherson offers these essays about that fateful conflict. Here he poses fundamental questions which still haunt the American imagination. Why did the North win and the South lose? Who freed the slaves, Lincoln or the slaves themselves?

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He won the Pulitzer Prize for BATTLE CRY OF FREEDOM (B-O-T #2448-A,B,C), a best-selling account of the Civil War. Now James McPherson offers these essays about that fateful conflict. Here he poses fundamental questions which still haunt the American imagination. Why did the North win and the South lose? Who freed the slaves, Lincoln or the slaves themselves?

You'll also find faithful portraits of the great leaders of the War Between the States. It is rare to find a historian with so keen a sense of prose style and so developed a talent for narration. And McPherson is that rare historian who exhibits both brilliant scholarship and a genuine flair for telling a rousing tale. Thus he brings to life those icons of the conflict -- Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, and Abraham Lincoln himself -- and shows them in all their complexities.

"James McPherson is the master historian of the Civil War in our time." (Gabor Boritt, Civil War Institute, Gettysburg)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195096798
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/28/1996
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.88(w) x 8.69(h) x 1.04(d)

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