The Civil War Dictionary

The Civil War Dictionary

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by Mark Mayo 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:

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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:
— 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

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"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:
9780679500131
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/12/1980
Series:
Vintage Civil War Library

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The Civil War Dictionary 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It would be hard to find a more useful resource book for students of the Civil War! Anybody with plans to examine part of the vast literature about this tragic period MUST have this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I believe this is one book, that is a must for any person interested in learning more about the Civil War. It continues to be an excellent reference in over fourty years, and its numerous periodic updated printings. Consider purchase on your next quest to your local bookstore on the war, that has close to a hundred thousand books written.