Landscape Turned Red: The Battle of Antietam
Combining brilliant military analysis with rich narrative history, Landscape Turned Red is the definitive work on the Battle of Antietam.
The Civil War battle waged on September 17, 1862, at Antietam Creek, Maryland, was one of the bloodiest in the nation's history: on this single day, the war claimed nearly 23,000 casualties. Here renowned historian Stephen Sears draw...more
The ba ...more
What I am trying to say is that this tome, which is either the definitive work on the battle at Antietam or a strong contender, is written for those of us who are pretty well versed in the basics. It won't expla ...more
Sears does a great job of unfolding the context for the Battle of Antietam—of 336 pages in the main body of the book, fully 180 are devoted to establishing the background. Much of that material is spent elaborating General George B. McClellan’ ...more
Since the elevation of command from relative obscurity from military advisor to the President of th ...more
My only gripe? Too mean to McClellan (1980s was the high tide of McClellan bashing) and too kind to Lee (Sharpsburg was a bad place to fight a battle).
I was first made aware of the book as a book read on Public Radio by Michigan State University's Dick Estell. I then read it in 1989.
My Great Grandfather Worley served in the Indiana Infantry. After the war, he located to Longton, Kansas and established himself as a banker and a State Representative.
I could get into a very long and probably painful analysis of the book but I’m sure for most non-history fans it would be a bore.
Here are several brief ...more
A graduate of Lakewood High School and Oberlin College, Sears attended a journalism seminar at Radcliffe-Harvard. As an author he has concentrated on the military history of the American Civil War, primarily the battles and leaders of the Army of the Potomac. He was employed as editor of the Educational Department a ...more