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Sears, Stephen W.

Overview
Works: 111 works in 396 publications in 1 language and 34,159 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Personal narratives  Sources  Poetry  Records and correspondence  Biographies  Anecdotes  Business correspondence  Records (Documents) 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Other, Thesis advisor
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Stephen W Sears
Landscape turned red : the Battle of Antietam by Stephen W Sears( Book )

29 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A definitive study of the climactic and pivotal battle of Antietam offers a vivid account of the two armies, the soldiers and officers, and the bitter, bloody campaign and analyzes the impact of Antietam on the Civil War as a whole
Gettysburg by Stephen W Sears( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The greatest of all Civil War campaigns, Gettysburg was the turning point of the turning point in our nation's history. From the first gleam in Lee's eye to the last Rebel retreating back across the Potomac, Stephen W. Sears brings every moment of the battle to life with the vivid narrative skill and impeccable scholarship that has made him, in the words of the New York Times Book Review, "arguably the preeminent living historian of the war's eastern theater."" "Based on years of research, this is the first book in a generation that brings everything together, sorts it all out, makes informed judgements, and takes stands. In short, this is the one book on Gettysburg that anyone interested in the Civil War should own."--Jacket
The Civil War( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawn from letters, diaries, speeches, articles, poems, songs, military reports, legal opinions, and memoirs, this collection brings together over 120 pieces by more than 60 men and women to create a firsthand narrative of the first year of the Civil War. Beginning on the eve of Lincoln's election in 1860 and ending in January 1862 with the appointment of Edwin M. Stanton as Secretary of War, the selections provide a sense of the immediacy, uncertainty, and urgency of events as the nation was torn asunder. Includes headnotes, a chronology of events, and biographical and explanatory endnotes.--Adapted from publisher description
Chancellorsville by Stephen W Sears( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lee's great victory came at great cost, however: Jackson, making a night reconnaissance, was accidentally shot by his own troops and died eight days later. And ironically, the momentum of Lee's greatest triumph pushed him to launch an aggressive campaign that led to his greatest defeat, at Gettysburg. Drawing on a wealth of new sources, including personal accounts by soldiers on both sides, Stephen Sears has written the definitive book on Chancellorsville
George B. McClellan : the young Napoleon by Stephen W Sears( Book )

10 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 1,618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By age 35, General George B. McClellan (1826-1885), designated the "Young Napoleon," was the commander of all the Northern armies. He forged the Army of the Potomac into a formidable battlefield foe, and fought the longest and largest campaign of the time as well as the single bloodiest battle in the nation's history. Yet, he also wasted two supreme opportunities to bring the Civil War to a decisive conclusion. In 1864 he challenged Abraham Lincoln as the Democratic candidate for the presidency. Neither an indictment nor an apologia, this biography draws entirely on primary sources to create a splendidly incisive portrait of this charismatic, controversial general who, for the first eighteen months of the conflict, held the fate of the union in his unsteady hands. - Publisher
Hometown U.S.A. by Stephen W Sears( Book )

11 editions published between 1975 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captioned photographs provide a visual history of the looks, daily, activities, family life, children's activities, and leisure pastimes of turn-of-the-century small-town America
To the gates of Richmond : the peninsula campaign by Stephen W Sears( Book )

15 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 1,428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Union forces were expelled from the Peninsula. Weaving together narrative, military analysis, and firsthand testimony from the diaries and letters of Union and Confederate soldiers, Stephen Sears has crafted a magisterial history. It is at once a ground-breaking study of the great Civil War engagement, an unforgettable picture of men at war, and a sobering reflection of the role of individuals on the outcome of events
The Horizon history of the British Empire by Stephen W Sears( Book )

8 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 1,240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the system of Pax Britannica, started in 1815, the rise and the glory of the world-wide Empire and its gradual decline in our day
The American Heritage history of the automobile in America by Stephen W Sears( Book )

4 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Civil War papers of George B. McClellan : selected correspondence, 1860-1865 by George B McClellan( Book )

8 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lincoln's lieutenants : the high command of the Army of the Potomac by Stephen W Sears( Book )

7 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The High Command of the Army of the Potomac was a changeable, often dysfunctional band of brothers, going through the fires of war under seven commanding generals in three years, until Grant came east in 1864. The men in charge all too frequently appeared to be fighting against the administration in Washington instead of for it, increasingly cast as political pawns facing down a vindictive congressional Committee on the Conduct of the War. President Lincoln oversaw, argued with, and finally tamed his unruly team of generals as the eastern army was stabilized by an unsung supporting cast of corps, division, and brigade generals. With characteristic style and insight, Stephen Sears brings these courageous, determined officers, who rose through the ranks and led from the front, to life and legend."--Provided by publisher
Desert war in North Africa by Stephen W Sears( Book )

9 editions published between 1967 and 2006 in English and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

THE STORY OF THAT SEESAW WAR FROM SEPTEMBER, 1940, WHEN THE ITALIAN ARMY INVADED EGYPT UNTIL MAY 1943 WHEN THE COMBINED BRITISH AND AMERICAN FORCES DROVE THE AXIS DESERT ARMY INTO TUNISIA AND FORCED ITS SURRENDER. THE BOOK CONTAINS 114 ILLUSTRATIONS
Hearts touched by fire : the best of Battles and leaders of the Civil War by Craig L Symonds( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of excerpts from the four-volume classic "Battles and Leaders of the Civil War" features first-hand recollections by the Civil War's commanders and subordinates on both sides, with commentary by such leading scholars as James McPherson and Joan Waugh
Chancellorsville by Stephen W Sears( )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A careful tracing of the movements of both the Union and Confederate armies which offers fascinating vignettes of daily life within the ranks. Looking at issues from horse fodder to critical military strategy, the author examines the personal and military cost of this historic clash of armies
Controversies & commanders : dispatches from the Army of the Potomac by Stephen W Sears( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A fascinating look at some of the most intriguing generals in the Union's Army of the Potomac and at some of the most extraordinary events of the Civil War."--Jacket
 
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Landscape turned red : the Battle of Antietam
Alternative Names
Sears, Stephen

Sears, Stephen Ward, 1932-

Stephen W. Sears American historian

Stephen W. Sears Amerikaans historicus

Stephen W. Sears historiador estadounidense

Stephen W. Sears historien américain

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English (144)

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GettysburgThe Civil WarChancellorsvilleGeorge B. McClellan : the young NapoleonTo the gates of Richmond : the peninsula campaignThe Civil War papers of George B. McClellan : selected correspondence, 1860-1865Desert war in North AfricaHearts touched by fire : the best of Battles and leaders of the Civil WarControversies & commanders : dispatches from the Army of the Potomac