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James M. McPherson

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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Hallowed Ground
Written by James M. McPherson
Crown | Hardcover | May 2003
$16.95/23.95(Canada) | 978-0-609-61023-7 (0-609-61023-6)

“[I]n a larger sense, we can not dedicate—we can not consecrate—we can not hallow—this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our power to add or detract.”
—President Abraham Lincoln

James M. McPherson, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Battle Cry of Freedom, and arguably the... Read more






Is Blood Thicker Than Water?
Written by James M. McPherson
Vintage Canada | Trade Paperback | March 1998
$12.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-30928-4 (0-679-30928-4)

From Pulitzer Prize-winner James M. McPherson comes a brilliant and passionate examination of nationalism in today's world, and its effects on the stability of the world's countries, big and small.

Since the end of the Cold War, nationalism has re-emerged as one of the most powerful forces in the modern world. Students... Read more






The Negro's Civil War
Written by James M. McPherson
Vintage | Trade Paperback | October 2003
$15.95/17.95(Canada) | 978-1-4000-3390-4 (1-4000-3390-X)

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






What They Fought For 1861-1865
Written by James M. McPherson
Anchor | Trade Paperback | March 1995
$13.95/16.95(Canada) | 978-0-385-47634-8 (0-385-47634-5)

In Battle Cry Of Freedom,  James M. McPherson presented a fascinating, concise  general history of the defining American conflict.  With What They Fought For, he  focuses his considerable talents on what motivated  the individual soldier to fight. In an exceptional  and highly original Civil War analysis, McPherson  draws on the letters and diaries of nearly one  thousand Union and... Read more





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