The Military Legacy of the Civil War: The European Inheritance

The Military Legacy of the Civil War: The European Inheritance

by Jay Luvaas
     
 

This pioneering study focuses on the experiences and writings of the surprisingly large number of Prussian, British, and French military observers who witnessed the Civil War firsthand. Luvaas's fascinating account reveals why they came, what they wrote, what their armies learned (or failed to learn) from their reports, and how their writings influenced later… See more details below

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This pioneering study focuses on the experiences and writings of the surprisingly large number of Prussian, British, and French military observers who witnessed the Civil War firsthand. Luvaas's fascinating account reveals why they came, what they wrote, what their armies learned (or failed to learn) from their reports, and how their writings influenced later European military theorists.

For this edition, Luvaas has added a thoughtful introduction that analyzes why some "military lessons" are learned and others ignored and examines the extent to which such lessons can be applied to subsequent conflicts.

This book is part of the Modern War Studies series.

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Reprint. Originally published in 1959 by the Univ. of Chicago Press. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780700603787
Publisher:
University Press of Kansas
Publication date:
12/01/1988
Series:
Modern War Studies
Pages:
258

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