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

  • Cristie Underwood

    The author did extensive research on a battle that many have never heard of and wrote this book highlighting the significance of the Battle of Antietam. This is one of the best books that I have read about Lincoln and this time period, as there were a lot of facts I had not heard before.

  • Craig Pearson

    Thank you to NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review this book. The Battle of Antietam was the bloodiest battle ever on American soil. I was hoping for a greater development of the background story leading to the battle. The author has primarily spent the majority of his thesis tying the battle to the Emancipation Proclamation issued as a result of the tactical but bloody Union victory. This battle occurred just a few days after Second Bull Run and Lee invaded the North with the thought ...more

  • Dale Bentz

    Concise but comprehensive summary of the Battle at Antietam creek, it's immediate impact, and it's implications for Lincoln's subsequent actions.

  • Bonnye Reed

    GNab Fierce Glory covers one battle - Antietam beginning on September, 17, 1862. Unlike a number of books covering this three day battle, this one stands alone. The step by step actions and movements of the troops have been well covered by many authors. Justin Martin chooses to tackle this historical battle from the aspects of General George McClellan commanding the Union Troops, General Robert Lee guiding the Confederate Troops, and the actions and reactions of Abraham Lincoln as he absorbs the ...more

  • 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.