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Publisher's Summary

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 battle claimed nearly 23,000 casualties. In Landscape Turned Red, the renowned historian Stephen Sears draws on a remarkable cache of diaries, dispatches, and letters to recreate the vivid drama of Antietam as experienced not only by its leaders but also by its soldiers, both Union and Confederate. Combining brilliant military analysis with narrative history of enormous power, Landscape Turned Red is the definitive work on this climactic and bitter struggle.
©1983 Stephen W. Sears (P)2005 Blackstone Audiobooks
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Critic Reviews

"The best account of the Battle of Antietam." (The New York Times Book Review)
"No other book so vividly depicts that battle, the campaign that preceded it, and the dramatic political events that followed." (Washington Post Book World)
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5 out of 5 stars
By David on 08-16-06

Excellent Book

I have read Sears' Gettysburg book and wanted to try another - and was not disappointed. I have read various books as to the battle of Antietam but this is the most comprehensive. Sears has a nice way of providing some background information and detailing events leading up to the battle. Then the details of the ultimate battle make it seem as if you were in the middle of it.
I recommend this for a wide varitey of audiences.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Charles on 10-18-08

Best Coverage of America's Bloodiest Day

Great book! Sears is knowledgable and fair, but it is really his ability to create an interesting narritive of an event most readers are already largely familiar with that makes "Landscape Turned Red" work so well. In large measure Sears succeeds, because he weaves in interesting quotations from such a wide variety of sources without distracting the story. He quotes Lee and McClellan, but also from unknown officers and men on both sides. Great work!

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