The Civil War 100; A Ranking of the Most Influential People in the War Between the States

The Civil War 100; A Ranking of the Most Influential People in the War Between the States

by Robert Wooster
     
 

The Civil War's legendary figures are among the most famous in American history. "The Civil War 100" offers a provocative discussion of the most significant persons in America's bloodiest war, from William T. Sherman and Robert E. Lee to John Brown. Photos, maps & charts.  See more details below

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The Civil War's legendary figures are among the most famous in American history. "The Civil War 100" offers a provocative discussion of the most significant persons in America's bloodiest war, from William T. Sherman and Robert E. Lee to John Brown. Photos, maps & charts.

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Library Journal
Wooster (history, Texas A&M Univ.; Miles and the Twilight of the Frontier Army, LJ 5/15/93) lists the 100 people whom he regards as being the most influential during the Civil War era and gives three- or four-page biographies of each. Ranging from Abraham Lincoln to Harriet Beecher Stowe and Napoleon III, the subjects are not exclusively military or political figures but were involved in all aspects of society. Compiling a list of the 100 most significant individuals involved in anything is not without risk; surely someone will argue, "Hey! You didn't include..." or "What do you mean ranking Andrew Johnson as number six?" Still, Wooster has put together a very useful and readable biographical source. Recommended for the reference collection of any public library.Joseph Toschik, Half Moon Bay P.L., CA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806519555
Publisher:
Kensington
Publication date:
06/28/1998
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
7.22(w) x 10.32(h) x 1.13(d)

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