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A Short History of the Civil War

A SHORT HISTORY OF THE CIVIL WAR

by: Stokesbury, James L.
Format: Paperback

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Product Description 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. From the Back Cover 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 wardefined by savage brutality, untold human costs, and monumental political crises that left theliteral and social landscape of the nation forever changed. One hundred fifty years later, itcontinues to hold a powerful grip on the American psyche. In A Short History of the Civil War, notedhistorian James L. Stokesbury dramatically and concisely chronicles the important events leading upto the war and, using maps, recounts its decisive battles while describing the strategies and tactics ofthe 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 unsungheroes of this great struggle between the Union and the Confederacy. About the Author James L. Stokesbury is the author of A Short History of World War I, A Short History of World War II, A Short History of the Korean War, and A Short History of the American Revolution. Before his death in 1995 he was a professor of history at Acadia University in Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Product Code: 9780062064783
ISBN: 0062064789
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Publication Date: 2011-03-15
Number of Pages: 384 pages
Languages: english
Edition: Illustrated
Dimension: 5.98 x 1.3 x 9.02 inches
Shipping Weight: 0.95 pounds