The Civil War (Book, 2005) [University of Maryland, College Park]
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The Civil War

The Civil War

Author: Bruce Catton; James M McPherson
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Company, [2005]
Series: American Heritage library.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Mariner books editionView all editions and formats
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Introduced by the critically acclaimed Civil War historian James M. McPherson, The Civil War vividly traces one of the most moving chapters in American history, from the early division between the North and the South to the final surrender of Confederate troops. Catton's account of battles is a must-read for anyone interested in the war that divided America, carefully weaving details about the political activities  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Catton; James M McPherson
ISBN: 0618001875 9780618001873
OCLC Number: 57224355
Notes: Includes indexes.
"A Mariner Book."
Description: 382 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm.
Contents: A house divided --
The opening guns --
The clash of amateur armies --
Real warfare begins --
The navies --
Confederate high-water mark --
A search for allies --
Stalemate, East and West --
The South's last opportunity --
The armies --
Two economies at war --
The destruction of slavery --
The Northern vise tightens --
The politics of war --
Total warfare --
The forlorn hope --
Victory --
End and beginning --
Sound of distant drums.
Series Title: American Heritage library.
Responsibility: Bruce Catton ; with an introduction by James M. McPherson.

Abstract:

Introduced by the critically acclaimed Civil War historian James M. McPherson, The Civil War vividly traces one of the most moving chapters in American history, from the early division between the North and the South to the final surrender of Confederate troops. Catton's account of battles is a must-read for anyone interested in the war that divided America, carefully weaving details about the political activities of the Union and Confederate armies and diplomatic efforts overseas.
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