Review of Battle Cry of FreedomBook Review (2016)
James McPherson exhibits that he is an exceptionally skilled writer, and an accomplished story-teller of historical events. His work suffers from his underlying intent, based upon his political perspective, to repaint historical events that were well-understood, by contemporaries to those events and historians for a century and a half afterward, to have very different meanings than historians like McPherson interpret and present. I would not recommend Battle Cry to anyone not steeped in a foundational understanding of what better historians have said of the war.
- James McPherson,
- Battle Cry
Publication DateFebruary, 2016
Citation InformationBarry Clark. "Review of Battle Cry of Freedom" Book Review (2016)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/barry-clark/9/