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Landscape Turned Red Audiobook

Landscape Turned Red: The Battle of Antietam

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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

What the Critics Say

"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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  • David
    West Newton, MA, USA
    16/08/06
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    "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.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Charles
    West Monroe, LA, USA
    18/10/08
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    "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!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • oboy
    11/08/07
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    "Landscape Turned Red"

    One of the best accounts of the Battle of Antietam that I've ever read. The book is amazingly detailed. It's clear that an incredible amount of research went into the writing of this book, including the most detailed account of the Battle of South Mountain I have yet read. A must read for any true Civil War Buff who is interested in the who,what,when and why of a battle

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Rick
    Murrieta, CA, United States
    23/06/13
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    "It's been on my shelf for 25 years!"

    I've owned this book for some time having acquired it many, many years ago. Not being a fan of the Army of the Potomac, I was never compelled to read it until now. I was not disappointed! Written in the early 80's, this is a classic. The unit detail and for both the North and the South is excellent and the quotes form the combatants adds to the flavor of this read. "Little Mac" was a horrible commander! and this book outlines why. I look forward to listening again...Maybe this September 17th!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Ron
    Allons, TN, United States
    20/10/10
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    "Captivating"

    This superbly written, well narrated book brings clarity to exactly why this battle was the bloodiest in American history. Having an ancestor that died from wounds received during the fighting at the corn field near the 'Dunker Church'; the telling of the tale enabled me to visualize what the battle must have been like for these brave men on both sides. Excellent!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    HIGHLAND PARK, IL USA
    19/09/16
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    "the best book on Antietam well performed"

    Sears engages you and makes the story of everything leading up to Antietam and the effects of Antietam fascinating.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • uriah1970
    Crofton, MD United States
    17/08/16
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    "The Bloodly Battle of Antietam"

    A well researched history of a terrible Civil War battle. A bit on the Union side, it is a good thing the Union was preserved in April of 1865.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    16/09/15
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    "Another great Stephen Sears book"

    you can't go wrong with anything by Stephen Sears. Buy it, learn from it & enjoy it !!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Daniel N. Hill
    NY USA
    10/04/15
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    "Good information"

    Helped clarify many points of the early major battle. Gives further insight to little Napoleans actions or more obvious inactions. Nicely presented audibly!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • David
    Berkeley Vale, Australia
    10/09/12
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    "Civil War tragedy"
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    I found the book to be compelling, I am quite familiar with the story but this version delves deeper into the flaws of the players and ends up being a study in hubris. other reviews have had a problem with the different accents but I like the way they helped differentiate each character and felt they improved rather than detracted from the experience. A welcome addition to any civil war obsessive's library.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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