A Great Civil War: A Military and Political History, 1861-1865 / Edition 1

A Great Civil War: A Military and Political History, 1861-1865 / Edition 1

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0253217067
ISBN-13:
9780253217066
Pub. Date:
01/01/2004
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
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A Great Civil War: A Military and Political History, 1861-1865 / Edition 1

The crowning achievement of one of America’s most distinguished military historians." —Lincoln Prize jury

Readers will find much to debate in this book—including... its affirmation that, because of emancipation, ‘the Civil War calls for a rethinking of the attitude... that war is always futile, that its rewards never match its cost, that any conflict [must be] immediately decisive and virtually without loss of American lives.’" —Gary W. Gallagher

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780253217066
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 01/01/2004
Edition description: Ftpb ed.
Pages: 648
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.64(d)

Table of Contents

List of Maps
Note on Style
Introduction
1. From Secession to War
2. The Battle Lines Form
3. Groping for Strategy and Purpose
4. Bloodshed and Indecision
5. The Confederacy Takes the Initiative
6. Of Liberty and War
7. Armies and Societies
8. Three Seasons of Battle
9. On the Horizon: The Postwar World
10. Traditional Politics and Modern War
11. Suspense and Resolution
12. The Relentless War
13. The Fires Die
Notes
Notes on Maps
Bibliography
Index

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