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A Great Civil War : A Military and Political History, 1861-1865 - Russell F. Weigley

A Great Civil War

A Military and Political History, 1861-1865

Paperback Published: 30th January 2004
ISBN: 9780253217066
Number Of Pages: 648

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"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

The scale and the sophistication of A Great Civil War put it on a level with James McPherson's epic Battle Cry of Freedom--Denis Showalter, President, Society for Military History

List of Maps
Note on Style
From Secession to War
The Battle Lines Form
Groping for Strategy and Purpose
Bloodshed and Indecision
The Confederacy Takes the Initiative
Of Liberty and War
Armies and Societies
Three Seasons of Battle
On the Horizon: The Postwar World
Traditional Politics and Modern War
Suspense and Resolution
The Relentless War
The Fires Die
Notes on Maps
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ISBN: 9780253217066
ISBN-10: 0253217067
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 648
Published: 30th January 2004
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.78 x 15.77  x 4.17
Weight (kg): 0.89