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James M. McPherson

Författare till Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era

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James M. McPherson is the author of Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era, which won a Pulitzer Prize in history, and For Cause and Comrades: Why Men Fought in the Civil War, a Lincoln Prize winner. He is the George Henry Davis Professor of American History at Princeton University in New Jersey, visa mer where he also lives. His newest book, entitled Abraham Lincoln, celebrates the 200th anniversary of Lincoln's birth with a short, but detailed look at this president's life. (Bowker Author Biography) James M. McPherson, McPherson was born in 1936 and received a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in 1963. He began teaching at Princeton University in the mid 1960's and is the author of several articles, reviews and essays on the Civil War, specifically focusing on the role of slaves in their own liberation and the activities of the abolitionists. His earliest work, "The Struggle for Equality," studied the activities of the Abolitionist movement following the Emancipation Proclamation. "Battle Cry of Freedom" won the Pulitzer Prize for History in 1989. "Drawn With the Sword" (1996) is a collection of essays, with one entitled "The War that Never Goes Away," that is introduced by a passage from Abraham Lincoln's second inaugural address on March 4, 1865 from which its title came: "Fondly do we hope - and fervently do we pray - that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away. Yet, if God wills that it continue, until all the wealth piled by the bond-man's two hundred and fifty years of unrequited toil shall be sunk, and until every drop of blood drawn with the lash, shall be paid by another drawn with the sword, as was said three thousand years ago, so still it must be said, 'the judgments of the Lord, are true and righteous altogether.'" "From Limited to Total War: 1861-1865" shows the depth of the political and social transformation brought about during the Civil War. It told how the human cost of the Civil War exceeded that of any country during World War I and explains the background to Lincoln's announcement of the Emancipation Proclamation, in 1862. The book also recounts the exploits of the Fifty-fourth Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, one of the first black regiments organized in the Civil War, and their attack on Fort Wagner in July 1863. It pays tribute to Robert Gould Shaw, the white commanding officer of the regiment, who died in the attack and was buried in a mass grave with many of his men. Professor McPherson's writings are not just about the middle decades of the nineteenth century but are also about the last decades of the twentieth century. The political turmoil prior to the Civil War, the violence of the war, Lincoln's legacy and the impeachment of Andrew Johnson shed some light on contemporary events. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre
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Verk av James M. McPherson

Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era (1988) — Författare — 5,232 exemplar
Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam (2002) 839 exemplar
To the Best of My Ability (2000) 421 exemplar
Drawn with the Sword: Reflections on the American Civil War (1996) — Författare — 348 exemplar
What They Fought For, 1861-1865 (1994) 307 exemplar
The Atlas of the Civil War (1994) 304 exemplar
Abraham Lincoln (2009) 270 exemplar
Writing the Civil War : The Quest to Understand (1998) — Redaktör — 115 exemplar
Images of the Civil War (1992) 113 exemplar
The Struggle for Equality (1964) 51 exemplar
The Abolitionist Legacy (1976) 37 exemplar
La guerra di Lincoln (2018) 1 exemplar

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Brother against Brother (1983) — Förord — 520 exemplar
Booknotes: Stories from American History (2001) — Bidragsgivare — 454 exemplar
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Lees Lieutenants (3 Volumes In One Abridged) : A Study in Command (1942) — Inledning, vissa utgåvor139 exemplar
The Library of Congress Civil War Desk Reference (2002) — Inledning — 120 exemplar
Our Lincoln: New Perspectives on Lincoln and His World (2008) — Bidragsgivare — 113 exemplar
The Mammoth Book of True War Stories (1992) — Bidragsgivare — 87 exemplar
The American Civil War: This Mighty Scourge of War (2001) — Förord — 68 exemplar
Towards a New Past: Dissenting Essays in American History (1968) — Bidragsgivare — 49 exemplar
The Antislavery Vanguard: New Essays on the Abolitionists (1965) — Bidragsgivare — 44 exemplar
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Summer 1990 (1990) — Author "Ulysses S. Grant's Final Victory" — 14 exemplar
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Spring 1998 (1998) — Author "Antietam: The South's Missed Opportunity" — 14 exemplar
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Spring 1991 (1991) — Author "How Lincoln Won the War With Metaphor" — 14 exemplar
Andersonville: The Complete Original Screenplay (1996) — Inledning, vissa utgåvor11 exemplar
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Summer 1999 (1999) — Author "Failed Southern Strategies" — 11 exemplar
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Spring 2007 (2007) — Author "Any Measure Which May Best Subdue the Enemy" — 7 exemplar
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Spring 2004 (2004) — Author "In Review: In the Presence of Mine Enemies: War in the Heart of America, 1859-1863" — 6 exemplar
Two Black Teachers During the Civil War (1970) — Inledning, vissa utgåvor6 exemplar


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Shelfby Foote v. Bruce Catton v. James McPherson i American Civil War (juli 2017)


I thought then, and think now, that this is the finest one volume history of The Civil War. I might be persuaded to go further and say it's the finest history of The Civil War, period. Great book, incredible story, and written as such as opposed to a dry recitation of facts. Gifted writer.
rpnrch | 72 andra recensioner | Oct 22, 2023 |
This is a reread, and it is still my opinion that you will be hard pressed to find a better single-volume history of the American Civil War.
everettroberts | 72 andra recensioner | Oct 20, 2023 |
Meticulous, expansive, insightful, and above all read able, this book well deserves the Pulitzer Prize it won and its less formal accolade as “the best single volume history of the American Civil War”. This book managed to make a subject I initially had very little interest in (due in large part to tedious high school history classes) feel vital, immediate, and keenly fascinating. Because of this book I think I’ll read more about this period in American history, maybe more volumes from this very talented and experienced author.… (mer)
Autolycus21 | 2 andra recensioner | Oct 10, 2023 |
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