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The american civil war / John Keegan.

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  • ISBN: 9780307273147 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2009.

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Summary, etc.: The greatest military historian of our time gives a peerless account of America's most bloody, wrenching, and eternally fascinating war.In this long-awaited history, John Keegan shares his original and perceptive insights into the psychology, ideology, demographics, and economics of the American Civil War. Illuminated by Keegan's knowledge of military history he provides a fascinating look at how command and the slow evolution of its strategic logic influenced the course of the war. Above all, The American Civil War gives an intriguing account of how the scope of the conflict combined with American geography to present a uniquely complex and challenging battle space. Irresistibly written and incisive in its analysis, this is an indispensable account of America's greatest conflict.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : Vintage, 2009. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 7297 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
History.
Genre: Electronic books.
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  • Baker & Taylor
    Analyzes many puzzling aspects of the Civil War, from its mismatched sides to the absence of decisive outcomes for dozens of skirmishes, and offers insight into the war's psychology, ideology, and economics while discussing the pivotal roles of leadership and geography.
  • Random House, Inc.

    The greatest military historian of our time gives a peerless account of America’s most bloody, wrenching, and eternally fascinating war.

    In this magesterial history and national bestseller, John Keegan shares his original and perceptive insights into the psychology, ideology, demographics, and economics of the American Civil War. Illuminated by Keegan’s knowledge of military history he provides a fascinating look at how command and the slow evolution of its strategic logic influenced the course of the war. Above all, The American Civil War gives an intriguing account of how the scope of the conflict combined with American geography to present a uniquely complex and challenging battle space. Irresistibly written and incisive in its analysis, this is an indispensable account of America’s greatest conflict.


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