The Civil War: A History
New American Library
, Aug 1, 2002
- 663 pages
From the firing on Fort Sumter to the shot that killed Abraham Lincoln, this fascinating compendium of the Civil War conveys the sights, sounds, and emotions of the conflict that shaped our history and our national consciousness. Here is the vivid and compelling commentary of generals, common soldiers, politicians, and ordinary civilians from both sides of the conflict.
This fascinating work explores the long-standing social issues that plunged the nation into war, providing an in-depth analysis of the politics of the war years and the colourful personalities of Federal and Confederate leaders. Here in one comprehensive, utterly engrossing volume is the Civil War as it really was – the forces and events that caused it, the soldiers and civilians who fought it, and the ideas and values that are its legacy today.