Combining brilliant military analysis with rich narrative history, Landscape Turned Red is the definitive work on the Battle of Antietam.
The Civil War battle waged on September 17, 1862, at Antietam Creek, Maryland, was one of the bloodiest in the nation's history: on this single day, the war claimed nearly 23,000 casualties. Here renowned historian Stephen Sears draws on a remarkable cache of diaries, dispatches, and letters to recreate the vivid drama of Antietam as experienced not only by its leaders but also by its soldiers, both Union and Confederate, to produce what the New York Times Book Review has called ""the best account of the Battle of Antietam.""
""The best account of the Battle of Antietam."" The New York Times Book Review
""A modern classic."" The Chicago Tribune
""No other book so vividly depicts that battle, the campaign that preceded it, and the dramatic political events that followed."" -- Washington Post Book World The Washington Post
""Authoritative and graceful . . . a first-rate work of history."" Newsweek