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Civil War In The American West : Vintage Civil War Library - Alvin M. Josephy

Civil War In The American West

Vintage Civil War Library

Paperback

Published: 27th July 1993
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As most Americans of the 1860s fixed their attention on the battlefields of Shiloh and Manassas, another war raged on the largely unsettled Western frontier. This splendid work by the author of The Patriot Chiefs restores this "other" Civil War to its true, epic proportions. With formidable scholarship and irresistible narrative ease, Alvin M. Josephy, Jr., tells of the Yankee armada that foundered in the Louisiana bayous; of the bloody fighting on the ridges and prairies of the border states. where a Cherokee guerrilla leader was the last Confederate general to surrender -- two months after Appomattox: and of the U.S. Army's brutal campaigns against the Plains Indians in theaters as far apart as Minnesota and Colorado.

"Marvelous, original...that great, adventurous, little-known side of the Civil War...is all here for the first time: the clash of North and South set in the immense space of the West and peopled with some of the most vivid characters of that vivid time." -- David McCullough"Only occasionally does one find such a felicitous pairing of author and subject as in this important new book.... Mr. Josephy again serves justice with his clear-eyed, even-handed scholarship.... The entire era is cast into a different light by this powerfully wrought narrative." -- The New York Times Book Review

"A sweeping and often surprising account of the untold stories of the war between the states." -- Los Angeles Times

ISBN: 9780679740032
ISBN-10: 0679740031
Series: Vintage Civil War Library
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 27th July 1993
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 13.3  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1