A Short History of The Civil War

A Short History of The Civil War
Author: DK
Pages: 560
ISBN: 9780744032901
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Release: 2020-05-05
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Explore the fascinating history of America's bloodiest ever conflict. Combining expert historical insight with the eyewitness accounts of soldiers and civilians, A Short History of the Civil War offers a brilliant summary of the key events and wider context of the hostilities between North and South. Profiles of influential military and political leaders, and thought-provoking features on themes and experiences, from the evils of slavery to the treatment of wounded soldiers, bring the story dramatically to life. This book also features clear timelines that give an instant overview of the developments during the tumultuous war. Richly illustrated with a wealth of original artifacts, weaponry, and equipment, photography, and maps, this unique combination of imagery provides the most accessible, episode-by-episode account ever.

A Short History of the Civil War

A Short History of the Civil War
Author: Fletcher Pratt
Pages: 426
ISBN: 0486297020
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Release: 1997-01-01
Editor: Courier Corporation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Best one-volume history brings the events, figures, and battles of monumental conflict vividly to life. Absorbing details of military campaigns, battlefield strategies, and personalities revealed in an audacious style that carries readers breathlessly along from the day of Lincoln's inauguration to Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House.

A Short History of the American Civil War

A Short History of the American Civil War
Author: Anonim
Pages: 560
ISBN: 0241422582
Available:
Release: 2020-05-07
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A reformatted, monochrome edition of The American Civil War in a classic Royal hardback format. Discover what happened during one of the most controversial conflicts in US history, and its causes and lasting consequences, episode by episode. Covering the pivotal political, military, and cultural events around the American Civil War, this engaging and accessible book offers a rich, detailed account of the events as they unfolded. Bringing the reality of the war to life with eyewitness accounts by soldiers and civilians, alongside profiles of key military and political leaders, the book also features clear timelines that give an instant overview of the developments during the tumultuous war. Galleries of weaponry and equipment, and a range of features on everything from the treatment of wounded soldiers to information on slavery offer essential context. A Short History of the American Civil War is an invaluable resource for schools and libraries, as well as a perfect introduction to the subject for anyone interested in military and social history.

Ordeal By Fire An Informal History Of The Civil War Illustrated Edition

Ordeal By Fire  An Informal History Of The Civil War  Illustrated Edition
Author: Fletcher Pratt
Pages: 364
ISBN: 9781786257789
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Release: 2016-01-18
Editor: Pickle Partners Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This one-volume history on the Civil War brings the events, figures, and battles of monumental conflict vividly to life. Absorbing details of military campaigns, battlefield strategies, and personalities revealed in an audacious style that carries readers breathlessly along from the day of Lincoln's inauguration to Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House. [Source: Goodreads.com] “The present one-volume history of the war is written for the man-in-the-street who, perhaps justifiably, has not the time to follow out the details of controversies as to the exact sequence of events, especially in some of the battles. It is an effort to follow the main currents of fact and emotion during the war; to include practically everything that contributed to the final result and to omit nearly everything else.” [From Author’s Foreword] Richly illustrated by distinguished artist Merritt Cuttler with over 40 maps and illustrations.

Blood Brothers

Blood Brothers
Author: Frank E. Vandiver
Pages: 209
ISBN: 0890965242
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Release: 1992
Editor: Texas A&M University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Examines the Civil War from both the North and the South's perspective, and discusses what each side wanted to get from the war

The American Heritage Short History of the Civil War

The American Heritage Short History of the Civil War
Author: Bruce Catton
Pages: 286
ISBN: STANFORD:36105003893141
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Release: 1963
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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A Short History of the American Civil War

A Short History of the American Civil War
Author: Paul Christopher Anderson
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781786726674
Available:
Release: 2019-12-26
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The American Civil War (1861-65) remains a searing event in the collective consciousness of the United States. It was one of the bloodiest conflicts in modern history, claiming the lives of at least 600,000 soldiers and an unknown number of civilians and slaves. The Civil War was also one of the world's first truly industrial conflicts, involving railroads, the telegraph, steamships and mass-manufactured weaponry. The eventual victory of the Union over the Confederacy rang the death-knell for American slavery, and set the USA on the path to becoming a truly world power. Paul Christopher Anderson shows how and why the conflict remains the nation's defining moment, arguing that it was above all a struggle for power and political supremacy but was also a struggle for the idea of America. Melding social, cultural and military history, the author explores iconic battles like Shiloh, Chickamauga, Antietam and Gettysburg, as well as the bitterly contesting forces underlying them and the myth-making that came to define them in aftermath. He shows that while both sides began the war in order to preserve - the integrity of the American state in the case of the Union, the integrity of a culture, a value system, and as slave society in the case of the Confederacy - it allowed the American South to define a regional identity that has survived into modern times.

A Short History of the Spanish Civil War

A Short History of the Spanish Civil War
Author: Julián Casanova
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781350152588
Available:
Release: 2021-09-23
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this revised edition of A Short History of the Spanish Civil War, Julián Casanova tells the gripping story of the Spanish Civil War. Written in elegant and accessible prose, the book charts the most significant events and battles alongside the main players in the tragedy. Casanova provides answers to some of the pressing questions (such as the roots and extent of anticlerical violence) that have been asked in the 70 years that have passed since the painful defeat of the Second Republic. Now with a revised introduction, Casanova offers an overview of recent historiographical shifts; not least the wielding of the conflict to political ends in certain strands of contemporary historiography towards an alarming neo- Francoist revisionism. It is the ideal introduction to the Spanish Civil War.

The American Civil War

The American Civil War
Author: John Keegan
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780307273147
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Release: 2009-10-20
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

A Short History of the Confederate States of America

A Short History of the Confederate States of America
Author: Jefferson Davis
Pages: 505
ISBN: UOM:39015026644529
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Release: 1890
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The U S Civil War A Very Short Introduction

The U S  Civil War  A Very Short Introduction
Author: Louis P. Masur
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780197513682
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Release: 2020-10-01
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

More than one hundred and fifty years after the first shots were fired on Fort Sumter, the Civil War still captures the American imagination, and its reverberations can still be felt throughout America's social and political landscape. Louis P. Masur's The U.S. Civil War: A Very Short Introduction offers a masterful and eminently readable overview of the war's multiple causes and catastrophic effects. Masur begins by examining the complex origins of the war, focusing on the pulsating tensions over states rights and slavery. The book then proceeds to cover, year by year, the major political, social, and military events, highlighting two important themes: how the war shifted from a limited conflict to restore the Union to an all-out war that would fundamentally transform Southern society, and the process by which the war ultimately became a battle to abolish slavery. Masur explains how the war turned what had been a loose collection of fiercely independent states into a nation, remaking its political, cultural, and social institutions. But he also focuses on the soldiers themselves, both Union and Confederate, whose stories constitute nothing less than America's Iliad. In the final chapter Masur considers the aftermath of the South's surrender at Appomattox and the clash over the policies of reconstruction that continued to divide President and Congress, conservatives and radicals, Southerners and Northerners for years to come. In 1873, Mark Twain and Charles Dudley wrote that the war had "wrought so profoundly upon the entire national character that the influence cannot be measured short of two or three generations." This concise history of the entire Civil War era offers an invaluable introduction to the dramatic events whose effects are still felt today.

A Short History of the Vietnam War

A Short History of the Vietnam War
Author: Gordon Kerr
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781843442141
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Release: 2015-02-26
Editor: Oldcastle Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

On 8 March, 1965, 3,500 United States Marines of the 9th Marine Expeditionary Brigade made an amphibious landing at Da Nang on the south central coast of South Vietnam, marking the beginning of a conflict that would haunt American politics and society for many years, even after the withdrawal of US forces in 1972. For the people of North Vietnam it was just another in a long line of foreign invaders. For two thousand years they had struggled for self-determination, coming into conflict during that time with the Chinese, the Mongols, the European colonial powers, the Japanese and the French. Now it was the turn of the United States, a far-away nation reluctant to go to war but determined to prevent Vietnam from falling into Communist hands. A Short History of the Vietnam War explains how the United States became involved in its longest war, a conflict that, from the outset, many claimed it could never win. Providing a timeline of the war, it details the escalation of American involvement from the provision of military advisors and equipment to the threatened South Vietnamese, to an all-out shooting war involving American soldiers, airmen and sailors, of whom around 58,000 would die and more than 300,000 would be wounded. Their struggle was against an indomitable enemy, able to absorb huge losses in terms of life and infrastructure. The politics of the war are examined and the decisions and ambitions of five US presidents are addressed in the light of what many have described as a defeat for American might. The book also explores the relationship of the Vietnam War to the Cold War politics of the time

A Short History of the Civil War

A Short History of the Civil War
Author: Fletcher Pratt
Pages: 413
ISBN: OCLC:748993890
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Release: 1935
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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How the South Won the Civil War

How the South Won the Civil War
Author: Heather Cox Richardson
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780190900908
Available:
Release: 2020
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"While in the short term--militarily--the North won the Civil War, in the long term--ideologically--victory went to the South. The continual expansion of the Western frontier allowed a Southern oligarchic ideology to find a new home and take root. Even with the abolition of slavery and the equalizing power of the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments, and the ostensible equalizing of economic opportunity afforded by Western expansion, anti-democratic practices were deeply embedded in the country's foundations, in which the rhetoric of equality struggled against the power of money. As the settlers from the East pushed into the West, so too did all of its hierarchies, reinforced by the seizure of Mexican lands at the end of the Mexican-American War and violence toward Native Americans. Both the South and the West depended on extractive industries--cotton in the former and mining and oil in the latter--giving rise to the creation of a white business elite"--

The Civil War

The Civil War
Author: Louis P. Masur
Pages: 136
ISBN: 0199792933
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Release: 2011-02-10
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

One hundred and fifty years after the first shots were fired on Fort Sumter, the Civil War still captures the American imagination, and its reverberations can still be felt throughout America's social and political landscape. Louis P. Masur's The Civil War: A Concise History offers a masterful and eminently readable overview of the war's multiple causes and catastrophic effects. Masur begins by examining the complex origins of the war, focusing on the pulsating tensions over states rights and slavery. The book then proceeds to cover, year by year, the major political, social, and military events, highlighting two important themes: how the war shifted from a limited conflict to restore the Union to an all-out war that would fundamentally transform Southern society, and the process by which the war ultimately became a battle to abolish slavery. Masur explains how the war turned what had been a loose collection of fiercely independent states into a nation, remaking its political, cultural, and social institutions. But he also focuses on the soldiers themselves, both Union and Confederate, whose stories constitute nothing less than America's Iliad. In the final chapter Masur considers the aftermath of the South's surrender at Appomattox and the clash over the policies of reconstruction that continued to divide President and Congress, conservatives and radicals, Southerners and Northerners for years to come. In 1873, Mark Twain and Charles Dudley wrote that the war had "wrought so profoundly upon the entire national character that the influence cannot be measured short of two or three generations." From the vantage of the war's sesquicentennial, this concise history of the entire Civil War era offers an invaluable introduction to the dramatic events whose effects are still felt today.

A Short History of the Civil War at Sea

A Short History of the Civil War at Sea
Author: Spencer Tucker
Pages: 188
ISBN: 0842028684
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Release: 2002
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Tucker, chair of military history at the Virginia Military Institute, relates the stories of significant naval battles of the Civil War and highlights the roles of colorful characters involved. He discusses themes such as the technological revolution in naval warfare, the Confederate use of torpedoes and submarines, and the Union's successful strategy of blockade. B&w historical illustrations are included. Tucker has written or edited 16 books on naval and military history and has written two other works on the Civil War at Sea. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.

Confederate Reckoning

Confederate Reckoning
Author: Stephanie McCurry
Pages: 456
ISBN: 9780674265912
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Release: 2012-05-07
Editor: Harvard University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Pulitzer Prize Finalist Winner of the Frederick Douglass Prize Winner of the Merle Curti Prize “Perhaps the highest praise one can offer McCurry’s work is to say that once we look through her eyes, it will become almost impossible to believe that we ever saw or thought otherwise.”—Drew Gilpin Faust, The New Republic The story of the Confederate States of America, the proslavery, antidemocratic nation created by white Southern slaveholders to protect their property, has been told many times in heroic and martial narratives. Now, however, Stephanie McCurry tells a very different tale of the Confederate experience. When the grandiosity of Southerners’ national ambitions met the harsh realities of wartime crises, unintended consequences ensued. Although Southern statesmen and generals had built the most powerful slave regime in the Western world, they had excluded the majority of their own people—white women and slaves—and thereby sowed the seeds of their demise. Wartime scarcity of food, labor, and soldiers tested the Confederate vision at every point and created domestic crises to match those found on the battlefields. Women and slaves became critical political actors as they contested government enlistment and tax and welfare policies, and struggled for their freedom. The attempt to repress a majority of its own population backfired on the Confederate States of America as the disenfranchised demanded to be counted and considered in the great struggle over slavery, emancipation, democracy, and nationhood. That Confederate struggle played out in a highly charged international arena. The political project of the Confederacy was tried by its own people and failed. The government was forced to become accountable to women and slaves, provoking an astounding transformation of the slaveholders’ state. Confederate Reckoning is the startling story of this epic political battle in which women and slaves helped to decide the fate of the Confederacy and the outcome of the Civil War.

The American Civil War

The American Civil War
Author: Christopher J. Olsen
Pages: 304
ISBN: 0374707316
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Release: 2007-04-15
Editor: Hill and Wang
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Succinct, with a brace of original documents following each chapter, Christopher J. Olsen's The American Civil War is the ideal introduction to American history's most famous, and infamous, chapter. Covering events from 1850 and the mounting political pressures to split the Union into opposing sections, through the four years of bloodshed and waning Confederate fortunes, to Lincoln's assassination and the advent of Reconstruction, The American Civil War covers the entire sectional conflict and at every juncture emphasizes the decisions and circumstances, large and small, that determined the course of events.

The American Civil War

The American Civil War
Author: Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff,Smithsonian Institution
Pages: 384
ISBN: 0241186013
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Release: 2015-01-28
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A stunning visual history of the American Civil War Visually arresting and comprehensive, The American Civil War comes fully reviewed and updated, covering the history, causes and consequences of the conflict, providing eyewitness accounts by soldiers and civilians, key profiles of military leaders and clear timelines that give an instant overview of the developments during the tumultuous war. Packed with galleries of weaponry and equipment, and information on the treatment of wounded soldiers and slavery, this is a rich, detailed account of one of the most controversial conflicts of our time. This updated edition comes with new, highly illustrated pages on memorial sites associated with the Civil War. An invaluable resource for schools and libraries, as well as a perfect companion for anyone interested in military and social history.

War A Short History

War  A Short History
Author: Jeremy Black
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781441179531
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Release: 2014-03-04
Editor: A&C Black
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this concise history of war, Jeremy Black ranges widely, giving due attention to non-western as well as western traditions. The history of war is inextricably bound to the history of the world. Through a detailed exploration of 'world-scale' issues of warfare, presented within a chronological framework that spans human history, Jeremy Black skilfully illustrates this fact whilst providing the reader with other astute insights and compelling interpretations of war. War: A Short History is a dramatic move away from the formulaic, western approach to military history. Too narrow in its focus on wars specific to the west and too simple because of an over-reliance on a technologically-deterministic reading of warfare, this approach has been rejected by Jeremy Black in favour of a global model that takes all factors into account when considering the strengths and weaknesses of a particular military tradition. This is a book that is as important for its relevance to current world issues of conflict as it is for its thorough consideration of a monumentally significant aspect of human history. http://history.black.continuumbooks.com