America Goes to War: The Civil War and Its Meaning in American Culture / Edition 1

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Overview

The Civil War was the first of world's really modern wars. That is what gives it its terrible significance. For the great fact about modern war, greater even than its frightful destructiveness and its calculated, carefully-applied inhumanity, is that it never goes where the men who start it intend that it shall go.
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“Absolutely first-rate . . . some of the most perceptive material about the meaning of the Civil War ever published . . . No Civil War library will be complete without this fascinating book”—Omaha World-Herald

“No historian, Union or Confederate, has succeeded better than Mr. Catton in describing the real ‘feel’ of the Civil War, and in recognizing the nature of its appeal for subsequent generations.”—Baltimore Evening Sun

“It was not at all a pretty war, Mr. Catton insists, but a grim, no-holds-barred struggle, the first of the world’s modern wars. It is this quality of totality that gives it its terrible significance.”—New York Times Book Review

“Stimulating reading for those who wish to explore the Civil War beyond the smoke of battle.”—Houston Post

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780819560162
  • Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/1992
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 975,979
  • Product dimensions: 5.34 (w) x 8.18 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Meet the Author

BRUCE CATTON was editor of American Heritage magazine author of the Pulitzer Prise-winning A Stillness at Appomattox (1953) and many other well-known books
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Table of Contents

Introduction
The First Modern War
The Politics of War
The Citizen Soldier
Making Hard War
The Era of Suspicion
The General as President
The Heritage of Victory
Index
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