Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era (Penguin history)
Published by Penguin (1990)
McPherson recounts the momentous episodes that preceded the Civil War including the Dred Scott decision, the Lincoln-Douglas debates, John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry. From there it moves into a masterful chronicle of the war itself--the battles, the strategic maneuvering by each side, the politics, and the personalities.
Click here to buy in our Amazon store.