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A Fierce Glory: Antietam--The Desperate Battle That Saved Lincoln and Doomed Slavery

From an acclaimed author and historian, the dramatic, character-rich story of Antietam--the high-stakes battle Lincoln needed to win to save the Union and free the slavesSeptember 17, 1862, was America's bloodiest day. When it ended, 3,654 soldiers lay dead on the land surrounding Antietam Creek in Western Maryland. The battle fought there was as deadly as the stakes were high.For the first time, the Rebels had taken the war into Union territory. A Southern victory would have ended the war and split the nation in two. Instead, the North managed to drive the Confederate army back into Virginia. Emboldened by victory, albeit by the thinnest of margins, Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, freeing the slaves and investing the war with a new, higher purpose.In this vivid, character-rich narrative, acclaimed author Justin Martin reveals why this battle was the Civil War's tipping point. The battle featured an unusually rich cast of characters and witnessed important advances in med...

Title : A Fierce Glory: Antietam--The Desperate Battle That Saved Lincoln and Doomed Slavery
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ISBN : 9780306825255
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 320 pages
Status : Available For Download
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A Fierce Glory: Antietam--The Desperate Battle That Saved Lincoln and Doomed Slavery Reviews

  • Kris Saluga

    Wow!! This was one of the best history books I have ever read!!!! Very informative and helpful. I will admit I had not read many books about Antietam but I was blown away by this one. The author did his homework and research. This was well thought out in my honest opinion. The different POVs that were written about have given me different perspectives that I may not have considered otherwise. All in all, a great read

  • Lenora Robinson

    I love stories about Lincoln and this is one of the better ones I have read. It is full of interesting facts and interested points of view. Another look at the history that held my attention from beginning to end.