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From the Trade Paperback edition.
From the moment the Civil War began, says the author in this fearfully vivid book, partisans on both sides were calling not just for conquest but for extermination. And both sides found leaders who would oblige--in the persons of Sherman for the North and Jackson for the South. Winner of the Bancroft Prize in American History. 16 pages of photos.
— Boston Globe
"Parts of The Destructive War are as good as anything written...during the last generation...a masterful narrative."
— Washington Post Book World
"A fascinating history of the ideas held by the people who fought the war...fresh, intriguing, philosophical." — Detroit Free Press
"An illuminating interpretation." — Wall Street Journal
Winner of the Lincoln Prize
List of Illustrations
1. The Destruction of Columbia
2. The Aggressive War: Jackson
3. The Aggressive War: Sherman
4. The Anomalous War
5. The Death of Stonewall
6. The Vicarious War
7. The Battle of Kennesaw Mountain
8. The Destructive War
—Part I: The Last Year
—Part II: The War and the Future of the Nation
9. The Grand Review