The American Civil War

The American Civil War

History , American History
Paperback Published on: 05/08/2010
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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.

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780712616102
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Weight: 311g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 25 mm

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The American Civil War
Interesting, but repeditive at times
I love American history and thought that this book gave me a most complete history of the American Civil War as seen from both sides. The only down sides w... READ MORE
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The American Civil War
The American Civil War
All the mud, sweat and tears
I bought this book prior to a trip to Washington and visits to several Civil War battle sites so that I would have at least a background to the conflict. B... READ MORE
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A first class read
The American Civil War
Repetitive, inconsistent and contradictory.
Having loved his book on the First World War, I was looking forward to a concise narrative on the American Civil War. I was disappointed. Some bits of info... READ MORE