FIELDS OF HONOR: PIVOTAL BATTLES OF THE CIVIL WAR
Author: Edwin C. Bearss
Publisher: BANTAM (BDD)/RANDOM HOUSE, Apr 2005
A colorful, provocative, & mesmerizing history of the Civil War. National Geographic Books History. Intro by James McPherson. 80 B&W photos, 25 maps; 6x8 inches, 480 pgs.
Written by America?s premier battlefield historian ?and featuring an Introduction by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian James McPherson??Fields of Honor.?
Edwin C. Bearss presents legendary Civil War battles as they have never before been told, rich with human interest and little-known facts.
In Fields of Honor, Bearss, hailed as the ?Homer of the Civil War,? shares his encyclopedic knowledge in print for the first time, providing his legions of fans with a tangible collection of his expertise. Culled from recordings of his widely popular battlefield tours, Bearss recounts twenty of the war?s most significant battles in lively, detailed prose. Illustrated with exhaustive battlefield maps and fascinating historical images?and published in conjunction with the 140th anniversary of the end of the Civil War--this volume will stand as an important reference for generations to come.
An easily accessible, episodic narrative, Fields of Honor will appeal to Civil War buffs and general interest readers alike. From the first shots at /Fort Sumter to the surrender at Appomattox, this engaging collection takes readers through the Civil War in the unique voice that has made Edwin Bearss a living legend.
WHAT THE EXPERTS ARE SAYING:
?The Civil War is the thing that makes America different. It was our most tremendous experience, and it is not quite like anything that ever happened to anyone else.? ?Bruce Catton
?Ed Bearss is the most valuable living treasure that students of the Civil War have.? --Jim Lighthizer, president of the Civil War Preservation Trust
< B>ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Edwin C. Bearss is America?s premier battlefield historian and the historian emeritus of the National Park Service. The author of 13 books, he has also served as a consultant on numerous documentaries and films. Bearss lives in Arlington, Virginia with his family.