A Short History of the Civil War

A Short History of the Civil War

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The Definitive One-Volume History of the American Civil War

The American Civil War (1861- 1865) was the pivotal conflict of the nation's history. It was a war defined by savage brutality, untold human costs, and monumental political crises that left the literal and social landscape of the nation forever changed. One hundred fifty years later, it continues to hold a powerful grip on the American psyche. In A Short History of the Civil War, noted historian James L. Stokesbury dramatically and concisely chronicles the important events leading up to the war and, using maps, recounts its decisive battles while describing the strategies and tactics of the North's and South's prominent commanders. Drawing on fascinating details and little-known facts, Stokesbury also brings to life the generals - Grant, Lee, Hooker, McClellan, Jackson - and the unsung heroes of this great struggle between the Union and the Confederacy.


ISBN: 9780062064783

Published Date: March 15, 2011

Publisher: Harper Collins

Language: English

Page Count: 384

Size: 9.15" l x 5.92" w x 1.05" h