This mighty scourge : perspectives on the Civil War (Audiobook on CD, 2007) []
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This mighty scourge : perspectives on the Civil War

This mighty scourge : perspectives on the Civil War

Author: James M McPherson
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
[The author] sheds light on topics large and small, from the average soldier's avid love of newspapers to the postwar creation of the mystique of a Lost Cause in the South. Readers will find insightful pieces on such intriguing figures as Harriet Tubman, John Brown, Jesse James, and William Tecumseh Sherman, and on such vital issues such as Confederate military strategy, the failure of peace negotiations to end the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: James M McPherson
OCLC Number: 86085821
Notes: Originally published: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2007.
Description: 1 audio disc ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Preface --
Slavery and the coming of war: And the war came; Escape and revolt in black and white --
Lost cause revisited: Confederacy, a house divided?; Was the best defense a good offense? Jefferson Davis and Confederate strategies; the Saratoga that wasn't, the impact of Antietam abroad; Conquer a peace? Lee's goals in the Gettysburg campaign; Last rebel, Jesse James; Long-legged Yankee lies, the lost cause textbook crusade --
Architects of victory: "We stand by each other always", Grant and Sherman; Hard hand of war; Unvexed to the sea, Lincoln, Grant, and the Vicksburg campaign --
Home front and battle front: Brahmins at war; "Spend much time in reading the daily papers"; No peace without victory, 1861 --
1865; To remember that He had lived; "As Commander-in-Chief I have a right to take any measure which may best subdue the enemy" --
Responsibility: James M. McPherson.


Offers insights into questions and debates about America's greatest historical crisis - the Civil War. This work reflects from Lincoln as Commander-in-Chief to what might have happened if the South  Read more...


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