To the Gates of Richmond by Stephen W. Sears audiobook

To the Gates of Richmond: The Peninsula Campaign

By Stephen W. Sears
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17.17 Hours 1
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It was the largest campaign ever attempted in the Civil War: the Peninsula campaign of 1862. General George McClellan planned to advance from Yorktown up the Virginia Peninsula and destroy the Rebel army in its own capital. But with Robert E. Lee delivering blows to the Union army, McClellan's plan fell through at the gates of Richmond. Now, in a study of the great Civil War engagement that weaves together narrative, military analysis, and eyewitness accounts drawn from the diaries and letters of soldiers, historian Stephen W. Sears showcases all the reasons why Ken Burns, the producer of the PBS series The Civil War, calls Sears "one of our best Civil War historians."

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Summary

It was the largest campaign ever attempted in the Civil War: the Peninsula campaign of 1862. General George McClellan planned to advance from Yorktown up the Virginia Peninsula and destroy the Rebel army in its own capital. But with Robert E. Lee delivering blows to the Union army, McClellan's plan fell through at the gates of Richmond. Now, in a study of the great Civil War engagement that weaves together narrative, military analysis, and eyewitness accounts drawn from the diaries and letters of soldiers, historian Stephen W. Sears showcases all the reasons why Ken Burns, the producer of the PBS series The Civil War, calls Sears "one of our best Civil War historians."

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Editorial Reviews

“Sears complements his 1988 biography of George McClellan with this definitive analysis of the general’s principal campaign.” Publishers Weekly
“Sears…adds to both his reputation and the year’s output of high-quality Civil War literature with this book…Sears does an outstanding job in making intelligible an extremely complex campaign about which many readers will have little background.” Booklist

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Author Bio: Stephen W. Sears

Author Bio: Stephen W. Sears

Stephen W. Sears is the author of many acclaimed books on the Civil War including Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. He has been called “the finest and most provocative Civil War historian writing today” (Chicago Tribune). A former editor at American Heritage, he lives in Connecticut.

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Available Formats : CD
Runtime: 17.17
Audience: Adult
Language: English