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Sears, Stephen W.

Overview
Works: 92 works in 300 publications in 1 language and 32,512 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Personal narratives  Sources  Records and correspondence  Pictorial works  Anecdotes  Juvenile works  Poetry 
Roles: Editor, Other, Creator
Classifications: E475.35, 973.73
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Most widely held works by Stephen W Sears
Landscape turned red : the Battle of Antietam by Stephen W Sears ( Book )
25 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,736 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
Chancellorsville by Stephen W Sears ( Book )
8 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,719 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
Lincoln's generals by Gabor S Boritt ( Book )
18 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 2,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the moment the battle ended, Gettysburg was hailed as one of the greatest triumphs of the Union army. Celebrations erupted across the North as a grateful people cheered the victory. But Gabor Boritt turns our attention away from the rejoicing millions to the dark mood of the White House - where Lincoln cried in frustration as General Meade let the largest Confederate army escape safely into Virginia. Such unexpected portraits abound in Lincoln's Generals, as a team of distinguished historians probes beyond the popular anecdotes and conventional wisdom to offer a fascinating look at Lincoln's relationship with his commanders. In Lincoln's Generals, Boritt and his fellow contributors examine the interaction between the president and five key generals: McClellan, Hooker, Meade, Sherman, and Grant. In each chapter, the authors provide new insight into this mixed bag of officers and the president's tireless efforts to work with them. Even Lincoln's choice of generals was not as ill-starred as we think, writes Pulitzer Prize-winner Mark E. Neely, Jr.: compared to most Victorian-era heads of state, he had a fine record of selecting commanders (for example, the contemporary British gave us such bywords for incompetence as "the charge of the Light Brigade," while Napoleon III managed to lose the entire French army). But the president's relationship with his commanders in chief was never easy. In these pages, Stephen Sears underscores McClellan's perverse obstinancy as Lincoln tried everything to drive him ahead. Neely sheds new light on the president's relationship with Hooker, arguing that he was wrong to push the general to attack at Chancellorsville. Boritt writes about Lincoln's prickly relationship with the victor of Gettysburg, "old snapping turtle" George Meade. Michael Fellman reveals the political stress between the White House and William T. Sherman, a staunch conservative who did not want blacks in his army but who was crucial to the war effort. And John Y. Simon looks past the legendary camaraderie between Lincoln and Grant to reveal the tensions in their relationship. Perhaps no other episode has been more pivotal in the nation's history than the Civil War - and yet so much of these massive events turned on a few distinctive personalities. Lincoln's Generals is a brilliant portrait that takes us inside the individual relationships that shaped the course of our most costly war
Gettysburg by Stephen W Sears ( Book )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,012 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."--BOOK JACKET
The Civil War ( Book )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,710 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
George B. McClellan : the young Napoleon by Stephen W Sears ( Book )
9 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in English and held by 1,705 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
The American heritage century collection of Civil War art by American Heritage (Periodical) ( Book )
7 editions published between 1974 and 1983 in English and held by 1,664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Illustrations originally appeared in Battles and Leaders of the Civil War, published 1887-88
Hometown U.S.A. by Stephen W Sears ( Book )
7 editions published between 1975 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,568 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
Controversies & commanders dispatches from the Army of the Potomac by Stephen W Sears ( )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,539 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
To the gates of Richmond : the peninsula campaign by Stephen W Sears ( Book )
13 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and held by 1,467 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 )
6 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 1,306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mr. Dunn Browne's experiences in the Army the Civil War letters of Samuel W. Fiske by Samuel Wheelock Fiske ( )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Connecticut newspaper reporter serves in the Federal army, describing witty behind-the-scenes follies of the army bureacracy and the hardship of the daily life of the Civil War soldier
The American Heritage history of the automobile in America by Stephen W Sears ( Book )
4 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Civil War : the second year told by those who lived it ( Book )
7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 966 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Covers the Civil War from January 1862 to January 1863, describing the events of that year through messages, proclamations, newspaper articles, letters, diaries, and poems from people who lived through it
The Civil War papers of George B. McClellan : selected correspondence, 1860-1865 by George Brinton McClellan ( Book )
7 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Desert war in North Africa by Stephen W Sears ( Book )
6 editions published between 1967 and 2006 in English and held by 696 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
Air war against Hitler's Germany by Stephen W Sears ( Book )
8 editions published between 1964 and 2005 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chancellorsville by Stephen W Sears ( )
7 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A look at the personal and military cost of Robert E. Lee's most dramatic victory in the Civil War
Hearts touched by fire : the best of Battles and leaders of the Civil War by Craig L Symonds ( Book )
4 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 658 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
The Battle of the Bulge by Stephen W Sears ( Book )
5 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes the events leading to and during the Battle of Ardennes, often called the Battle of the Bulge as well as the "fiercest battle of World War II."
 
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