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The Civil War Dictionary

The Civil War Dictionary

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by Mark Boatner
     
 

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For almost thirty years The Civil War Dictionary has been the most complete, authoritative, and handy reference book on what has been called the Second American Revolution, 1861-1865. Periodically updated throughout sixteen printings, this invaluable volume has more than 4,000 entries, alphabetically arranged and carefully cross-referenced. Among them:

Overview

For almost thirty years The Civil War Dictionary has been the most complete, authoritative, and handy reference book on what has been called the Second American Revolution, 1861-1865. Periodically updated throughout sixteen printings, this invaluable volume has more than 4,000 entries, alphabetically arranged and carefully cross-referenced. Among them:
— 2,000 biographical sketches of Civil War leaders. both military and civilian
— extensive descriptions of all 20 campaigns and entries on lesser battles, engagements and skirmishes
— 120 armies, departments, and districts, as well as such famous smaller units as the Iron Brigade, the 20th Maine, and the Pennsylvania Reserves
— plus naval engagements, weapons, issues and incidents, military terms and definitions, politics, literature, statistics, and 86 specially prepared maps and diagrams

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"As fascinating to the war scholar as to the buff and the general reader ... an impressive store of facts, carefully assembled and carefully cross-indexed ... an indispensable handbook for Civil War reading and study." — Associated Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679733928
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/28/1991
Series:
Vintage Civil War Library Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
974
Sales rank:
638,992
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.77(d)

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