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The American Civil War :  A Military History - John Keegan

The American Civil War

A Military History

Paperback Published: 5th August 2010
ISBN: 9780712616102
Number Of Pages: 416

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The American Civil War was one of the longest and bloodiest of modern wars. It is also one of the most mysterious. It has captured the imagination of writers, artists and film-makers for decades but the reality of it confuses and divides historians even today. In this magisterial history of the first modern war, the distinguished military historian John Keegan unpicks the geography, leadership and strategic logic of the war and takes us to the heart of the conflict. His captivating work promises to be the definitive history of the American Civil War.

About The Author

John Keegan, The Defence editor of the Daily Telegraph, has written several books on military history. He was for many years the senior lecturer in military history at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, and he has been a fellow of Princeton University and Delmas Distinguished professor of History at Vassar. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He received the OBE in the gulf war honours list, and was knighted in the Millennium Honours list.

Industry Reviews

"Vivid and compelling" * Sunday Times *
"It is hard to see how Keegan's masterful and thought-provoking book could be beaten" * Daily Telegraph *
"In its range and sweep, this book is difficult to better and promises to become the definitive account of the conflict" * Daily Mail *
"One of our finest military historians, Keegan brings a shrewd and discerning eye to [the] conflict... compelling" * Literary Review *
"The best military historian of our day" * New York Times *

ISBN: 9780712616102
ISBN-10: 0712616101
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 5th August 2010
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 12.8 x 19.7  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1