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

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

By Martin, Justin

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September 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 medicine and communications. But the impact of the battle on politics and society was its most important legacy. Had the outcome been different, Martin argues, critical might-have-beens would have rippled forward to the present, creating a different society and two nations. A Fierce Glory is an engaging account of the Civil War's most important battle.
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ISBN 9780306825255
Released NZ 13 Nov 2018
Publisher Hachette
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780306825255
Stock Available
Status Back Order Indent title (sourced internationally), Allow 8-12 weeks due to Covid 19 freight delays
Publisher Hachette
Imprint Da Capo Press Inc
Released 13 Nov 2018
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Martin, Justin
Category American History
American history: c 1800 to c 1900
Military History
Civil Rights & Citizenship
Civil War
Battles & Campaigns
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 91mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 29mm
Dewey Code 973.7336
Weight 570g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Antietam, Battle of, Md, 1862
NBS Text Military History
ONIX Text General/trade;Professional and scholarly;General/trade

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