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James M. McPherson

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James M. McPherson is best known for his classic work on the American Civil War, The Battle Cry of Freedom, which won the Pulitzer Prize for non-fiction. He is a professor in the Department of History at Princeton University.

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Hearts Touched by Fire
The Best of Battles and Leaders of the Civil War
Adapted by James M. McPherson, James I. Robertson, Jr., Stephen W. Sears and Craig L. Symonds
Edited by Harold Holzer


Format: eBook, 912 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: April 5, 2011
Price: $2.99

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Hallowed Ground
A Walk at Gettysburg
Written by James M. McPherson


Format: Hardcover, 144 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: May 13, 2003
Price: $16.95

"The country's most distinguished Civil War historian, a Pulitzer Prize winner (for Battle Cry of Freedom) and professor at Princeton, offers this compact and incisive study of the Battle of Gettysburg."—Publisher's Weekly Read more >
Also available as an abridged audiobook download and an eBook.

Hallowed Ground
A Walk at Gettysburg
Written by James M. McPherson


Format: eBook, 144 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: February 4, 2009
Price: $11.99

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Also available as an abridged audiobook download and a hardcover.

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The Negro's Civil War
How American Blacks Felt and Acted During the War for the Union
Written by James M. McPherson


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 14, 2003
Price: $15.95

In this classic study, Pulitzer Prize-winning author James M. McPherson deftly narrates the experience of blacks--former slaves and soldiers, preachers, visionaries, doctors, intellectuals, and common people--during the Civil War. Drawing on contemporary journalism, speeches, books, and letters, he presents an eclectic chronicle of their fears and hopes as well as their... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

The Negro's Civil War
How American Blacks Felt and Acted During the War for the Union
Written by James M. McPherson


Format: eBook, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 10, 2008
Price: $11.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.

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What They Fought For 1861-1865

Written by James M. McPherson


Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 1, 1995
Price: $13.95

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Battle Cry of Freedom comes an exceptional and highly original Civil War analysis. McPherson draws on the letters and diaries of nearly one thousand Union and Confederate soldiers, giving voice to the very men who risked their lives in the conflict, in order to examine... Read more >
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