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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (999 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen Sears Narrator: Ed Sala Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2011 ISBN:
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Best-selling author and acclaimed Civil War expert Stephen W. Sears, hailed by The New York Times Book Review as arguably the preeminent living historian of the war's eastern theater, crafts what will stand the test of time as the definitive history of the greatest battle ever fought on American soil. Drawing on years of research, Sears focuses on the big picture, capturing the entire essence of the momentous three day struggle while offering fresh insights that will surprise even the best versed Civil War buffs.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cristina | 2/20/2014

    " Very detailed, explains pretty much everything you'd ever want to know about the Civil War. Sometimes, I tended to get lost in the facts and names and corps,etc, but I learned a lot about this battle and definitely feel like I can adequately talk about this topic now. Excited to go to Gettysburg for the 150th anniversary in July! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Don | 2/20/2014

    " This was a very well researched book on the 3 day battle. It took me a long time to read because of the extraordinary amount of information presented, which can be both a blessing and a curse with historical texts. But, hey, you read a historian, you get a historians view. The Killer Angels by Shaara, a historical novel, was also very good and may be preferred by people who are looking for the basic facts about the battle without all the minutia. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marcia | 2/16/2014

    " A must read for Civil War buffs. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kirk Bower | 2/9/2014

    " Long. But, one of the best thorough one volume books I've read on Gettysburg. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandy | 2/6/2014

    " What a great account of the entire battle of Gettysburg!!! I want to go back now sooo bad. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sue | 1/30/2014

    " This is probably the most comprehensive and indepth study of what's arguably the most famous battle of the Civil War, and possibly of American history. It covers more than just the events of those three fateful days; it delves briefly into the events of the war so far that led up to the battle, the personalities of the generals and their subordinates, and attempts to explain the rationalizations for the decisions (both good and bad) that ultimately helped decide the victor. In particular, I loved the significant amount of first-hand accounts provided. I've visited the grounds of this battlefield several times and it's always been a sobering experience, but this book seems to bring this tragic story into much more vivid life, even nearly 150 years later. This is an absolute must-read if you have any interest in the Civil War or just American history in general. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate Willis | 1/15/2014

    " Fluid and well-written. An extremely engaging read. Highly recommend! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris Krycho | 1/12/2014

    " A really thorough and quite readable account of the battle. Made me want to read more of Sears' work. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jay | 1/10/2014

    " To date, the best one-volume narrative of the epic 3 day battle. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannon | 1/1/2014

    " Excellent historical summary of the Battle of Gettysburg. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Edward | 12/13/2013

    " Read it, then visited the battlefield. Sears' book really captured the entire battle. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gene Ledesma | 11/11/2013

    " A Great Great book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Billie | 11/8/2013

    " Excellent study of the Gettysburg campaign. Compelling insights in to the thoughts and action of the commanders officers and enlisted men of both the North and the South.The most interesting aspect of the book was the total disconect between Lee and his generals. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Monte Lamb | 10/26/2013

    " This is an outstanding book on the battle. It has enough detail for the serious student of the battle yet the story doesn't bog down with too much detail. The writing is clear and all facets of the fighting are covered. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aaron | 9/10/2013

    " The essential Gettysburg book! Sears has done such an incredible amount of research that anyone interested in undertanding the strategic elements of the battle along with dramatic stories of those involved is outstanding! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kimberlyann Grunwald | 8/18/2013

    " Thorough. Very thorough. Everything you could want to know and then some. Perfect read before I head to Gettysburg next week. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike | 1/15/2013

    " Best book on Gettysburg, hands-down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patrick | 12/10/2012

    " Pretty good but I think Chacellorsville and Landscape Turned Red are better Stephen Sears books, and Coddington (1968) is better on Gettysburg. WHen looking for a book on this battle, though, much depends on what the reader is looking for, though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joshua Horn | 8/31/2012

    " Good history of the battle of Gettysburg, although I disagree with some of his assessments. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leto2 | 8/20/2012

    " Book on CD -- listened to all 20 CD's. Enjoyed all the detail. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Greg | 3/11/2012

    " Highly recommended book for any Civil War fan. There is so much more to learn about this key battle, and this book covers it all with fascinating detail. This is NOT the book for someone who has a passing interest in a survey of the war or Gettysburg. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joe Mojoguzzi | 12/15/2011

    " An unbelievably great book. Sears writes like a novelist in parts, in that he's so gripping. Despite the fact that we know how this battle (and war) turns out, we sit on the edge our seats. Highly, highly recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fuzzy | 11/20/2011

    " Listening was the only way to read this book I think. Great if you really want to know all the details of the battle, such as which soldiers were where and who fought when, and details about all the military leaders. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steve | 10/31/2011

    " One of the best books (so far) I have read on the Battle of Gettysburg and the last of the Civil War battle series by author Stephen W. Sears. This book details the stragedies and failures. What was highly interesting to me, Was the type of artillery and how deadly and devastating it was back then. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ian | 10/9/2011

    " This is a great book for anyone interested in Civil War history. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kimberlyann | 9/12/2011

    " Thorough. Very thorough. Everything you could want to know and then some. Perfect read before I head to Gettysburg next week. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Monte | 8/31/2011

    " This is an outstanding book on the battle. It has enough detail for the serious student of the battle yet the story doesn't bog down with too much detail. The writing is clear and all facets of the fighting are covered. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fuzzy | 8/1/2011

    " Listening was the only way to read this book I think. Great if you really want to know all the details of the battle, such as which soldiers were where and who fought when, and details about all the military leaders. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark | 6/21/2011

    " This is by far the best history of the battle of Gettysburg that I've ever read (and I've read too many). I would, however, recommend that you have a basic knowledge of the military jargon of the time, specifically dealing with the organization of the respective armies.

    Highly Recommended. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aaron | 6/16/2011

    " The essential Gettysburg book! Sears has done such an incredible amount of research that anyone interested in undertanding the strategic elements of the battle along with dramatic stories of those involved is outstanding! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 C.E. | 9/10/2010

    " I know now why Sears has such a good rep. Detailed enough to make my head spin, and I'm a CW geek. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 carl | 8/17/2010

    "
    Another good read covering, well what else?
    The classic invasion of the North, you know who
    wins, see how it was done.




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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandy | 7/24/2010

    " What a great account of the entire battle of Gettysburg!!! I want to go back now sooo bad. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff | 3/7/2010

    " Stephen Sears does a first class job. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim | 12/24/2009

    " Good book. But would have been a tough slog, had I not visited the battlefield and had a sense of the terrain. Book describes this highly complicated battle and also deals with the various personalities of both sides. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Takipsilim | 12/14/2009

    " The high-water mark of the Confederacy, and one of the crucial battles that determined American and world history. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bob | 11/17/2009

    " My first book that I have read by Stephen Sears, and I wish I hadn't waited this long.
    If you enjoy reading about the civil war like I do, then you will enjoy this, yet another perspective of this amazing battle. "

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