The American Civil War


This campaign-by-campaign account of the Civil War examines the economic, social, political, and military aspects of this turbulent period.
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This campaign-by-campaign account of the Civil War examines the economic, social, political, and military aspects of this turbulent period.
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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Initiated a decade ago, this book is designed for use by cadets in courses at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Opening with an excellent introductory chapter by Roy K. Flint, the book includes coverage of social, political, and economic aspects of the Civil War. The strength of the book is in operational military history, and it presents well-argued evaluations of the war's commanders and campaigns. The volume is profusely and effectively illustrated with well-chosen prints and photographs. The annotated select bibliography will be helpful to students and general readers. Recommended for libraries that want a recent one-volume history of the Civil War. Joseph G. Dawson III, History Dept., Texas A&M Univ., College Station
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416141198
  • Publisher: Square One Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/28/2002
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 136,636
  • Product dimensions: 8.48 (w) x 11.04 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Meet the Author

General Thomas E. Griess (USA Ret.) began his military career in 1943, serving in the Pacific during World War II, and saw further action in the Korean War. He received his master's degree in civil engineering from the University of Illinois, and his PhD in history from Duke University. General Griess joined the faculty of the U.S.M.A. at West Point in 1956, and from 1969 to his retirement in 1981, served as the first head of the Department of History.
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Table of Contents

1. The Nation Divided
2. Early Trials: Bull Run and Shiloh
3. Challenge and Response in the East, 1862
4. Vicksburg Under Attack
5. Pemberton's Defense
6. The Fall of Vicksburg
7. Lee on the Rappahannock: Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville
8. Gettysburg
9. Grant and the West
10. Prelude to Victory: A New Commanding General
11. Attrition and War's End
Selected Bibliography
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