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A great Civil War : a military and political history, 1861-1865

Author: Russell Frank Weigley
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Major new interpretation of the events which continue to dominate the American imagination and identity.
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Genre/Form: History
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Weigley, Russell Frank.
Great Civil War.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2000
(OCoLC)606364212
Online version:
Weigley, Russell Frank.
Great Civil War.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2000
(OCoLC)608025795
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Russell Frank Weigley
ISBN: 0253337380 9780253337382 0253217067 9780253217066
OCLC Number: 43186065
Awards: Winner of A Main Selection of the History Book Club; Winner of the Lincoln Prize.
Description: xxviii, 612 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
From Secession to war --
Battle lines form --
Groping for strategy and purpose --
Bloodshed and indecision --
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 --
Relentless war --
Fires die.
Responsibility: Russell F. Weigley.

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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 *

 
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