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Crossroads of Freedom/The Illustrated Battle Cry of Freedom

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Winner of the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for History and a New York Times Bestseller, Battle Cry of Freedom is universally recognized as the definitive account of the Civil War. Now available in this splendid new edition, The Illustrated Battle Cry of Freedom boasts some seven hundred pictures, including a hundred and fifty color images and twenty-four full-color maps. McPherson ...more
Hardcover, set, 704 pages
Published November 1st 2003 by Oxford University Press (first published 1991)
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Joseph Millo
Feb 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
If you want to read a single volume review of the Civil War - the causes, the conflicts, the outcomes - there is no better book than this. The more than 700 photos, illustrations and paintings are a perfect compliment to the compelling text.
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Jan 29, 2009 rated it really liked it
I just finished this classic book by James M. McPherson an acknowledged expert on the civil war. The book is well done - exceptionally well done - with a great deal of facts, text lithographs and some photos that I had not ever seen before. Of particular interest to me and my wife Shari was that in this book of 700 pages were two photos. One is of agroup of slaves on Edisto Island and the other a similar setting on St. Helena Island (now gone). The is an autographed and numbered copy in its orig ...more
Shirley Brown
Jan 25, 2013 rated it liked it
!This was a great companion to all the other books I've read on the American Civil War. It certainly gave me more insight into the mind and actions of General George B. McClellean. I think he was a coward, and certainly was unsure of his strength in the numbers of his army. On the other hand, General Robert E. Lee was such a leader and was never afraid to lead his men. He was truly a man of great courage.
The Civil War is a great stain on America's citizens and a sad time in our history.
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James M. McPherson (born October 11, 1936) is an American Civil War historian, and is the George Henry Davis '86 Professor Emeritus of United States History at Princeton University. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Battle Cry of Freedom, his most famous book. He was the president of the American Historical Association in 2003, and is a member of the editorial board of Encyclopædia Britannica.

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