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Stephen W. Sears is the author of many award-winning books on the Civil War, including Gettysburg, Landscape Turned Red, and Chancellorsville, all winners of the Fletcher Pratt Award. He lives in Connecticut.
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Works by Stephen W. Sears

Gettysburg (2002) 1,023 copies
Chancellorsville (1996) 573 copies
Hometown U.S.A (1975) 79 copies
Desert War in North Africa (1967) 45 copies
The British Empire (2014) 20 copies
World War II: Carrier War (2015) 10 copies
World War II: Desert War (2017) 6 copies
World War II: Air War (2015) 3 copies

Associated Works

Lees Lieutenants (3 Volumes In One Abridged) : A Study in Command (1942) — Editor, some editions — 142 copies
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Autumn 1988 (1988) — Author "McClellan vs. Lee: The Seven-Day Trial" — 20 copies
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Spring 1992 (1992) — Author "The Last Word on the Lost Order" — 17 copies
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Summer 1992 (1992) — Author "Malvern Hill" — 17 copies
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Autumn 1993 (1993) — Author "In Review: Good Soldiers" — 16 copies
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Spring 1998 (1998) — Author "The Lost Order is not Lost" — 14 copies
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Autumn 1998 (1998) — Author "Raid on Richmond" — 13 copies
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Summer 1996 (1996) — Author "Stonewall Jackson's Last March" — 12 copies
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Winter 1990 (1989) — Author "In Review: "Damn the rebels, this is their work!"" — 12 copies
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Spring 1993 (1993) — Author "The Court-Martial of Fitz John Porter" — 11 copies
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Autumn 2008 (2008) — Author "Ask MHQ" — 11 copies
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Winter 1995 (1994) — Author "The Ordeal of General Stone" — 9 copies
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Winter 2008 (2007) — Author "Building the Army of the Potomac" — 8 copies
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Summer 2003 (2003) — Author "Gettysburg in Retrospect" — 7 copies
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Spring 2009 (2009) — Author "The Rise and Fall of the CSS Virginia" — 5 copies
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Summer 2010 (2010) — Author "Antietam 1862: 'The Roar and Rattle'" — 3 copies

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Legal name
Sears, Stephen Ward
Birthdate
1932-07-27
Gender
male
Nationality
USA
Places of residence
Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
Education
Oberlin College
Occupations
historian
Organizations
American Heritage

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A concise review of the carrier's decisive role in replacing the battleship as the deciding factor in naval warfare during the Pacific war… account of the aircraft carrier and its use by both Japan and the United States… concentrates on the Navy version and specifically the sailors and pilots assigned or attached to naval vessels.

 
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MasseyLibrary | Feb 23, 2024 |
Excellent recounting of Battle of Antietam
 
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derailer | 15 other reviews | Jan 25, 2024 |
Good detailed account of CW campaign
 
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derailer | 6 other reviews | Jan 25, 2024 |
Yes, i like it. Yes, it is a well paced narrative of the story of McClellan's failed foray down to Richmond in 1862. Well told, generally fair. But.... and this will be a general comment because it does sort of drive me crazy in countless civil war books, but this books sort of epitomizes the bias of extolling Lee at the expense of all else. Throughout the Peninsula campaign, Lee barely triumphs- often due to McClellan's cautious bungling and misjudgments. But... it is never Lee's fault that things go wrong... it is always his people who don't write his orders down correctly or commanders practically willfully misreading his supposed intent. Never is it Lee... bungling. And yet... for McClellan and well, for everyone else (south included) they are simply "wrong" (or - though the author doesn't use these words: stupid, lazy, cowardly, slow, etc). As i mention this courses though these civil war histories - even supposedly objective (non south leaning, like this one) is suffused with this Lee worship. But when he isn't clear with orders and doesn't have the alignment right and the battle fails... isn't that his fault (as it would be if it were McClellan or anyone else)?… (more)
 
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apende | 1 other review | Jul 12, 2022 |

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