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Travels to Hallowed Ground (American Military History)

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s/t: A Historian's Journey to the American Civil War
Hardcover, 155 pages
Published September 1st 1987 by University of South Carolina Press (first published June 1987)
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Sam Sattler
Jul 19, 2014 Sam Sattler rated it it was amazing
Shelves: civil-war, essay
"Travels to Hallowed Ground" is a nice combination of Civil War history-lesson and the personal recollections of Emory M. Thomas about his visits to several battlefields and sites in the mid-eighties. I was a bit surprised to see that someone as well-versed in Civil War history as Mr. Thomas was found it almost as difficult as I did to locate points on some of the battlefields that were not part of the main "driving tour." I enjoyed reading the author's personal thoughts as much as his recaps of ...more
Nov 13, 2013 Betty rated it it was amazing
Shelves: history, american
I thoroughly enjoyed these essays, which reflect on eleven battlefields as visited by the author in the 1980s. This slim volume gave me an intimate sense of the battlefields, some of which I have visited. The thoughtful and personal reflections and comments of the author leavened the subject. Just right if you want to read a bit of history and not a detailed treatise.

Note that this is a paperback, not hardcover as identified above.
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A noted scholar of the Civil War, Emory Thomas is a Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Georgia.
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