Sears’ thesis is the Union could have won the war faster. McClellan was an incompetent commander and to take the initiative to attack an defeat the Confederate army. The Army of Northern Virginia, under...
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...ents of the Battle of Antietam. Sears’s accessible style will make the book just as appealing to the general reader. The book is approachable and enjoyable. Landscape Turned Red is a little to long for me to enjoy it to the fullest without getting bored and tired of reading it. Anyone with any interest in this battle should examine this work.
Landscape Turned Red is well written. Sears does a good job of describing the battle especially with his use of quotes from those fighting in the battle. Although it was too lengthy for me to experience what Sears is writing about, in the amount of time, I would recommend this book to anyone. This book would be great for students, teachers, historians, and even the ‘average joe’. Sears did an excellent job of accomplishing his purpose to not only show you what the battle was like but also to examine those in the battle.
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