A Great Civil War: A Military and Political History, 1861-1865 (Ftpb ed.)
By: Russell F. Weigley (author)Paperback
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The crowning achievement of one of America's most distinguished military historians." -Lincoln Prize juryReaders will find much to debate in this book-including... its affirmation that, because of emancipation, `the Civil War calls for a rethinking of the attitude... that war is always futile, that its rewards never match its cost, that any conflict [must be] immediately decisive and virtually without loss of American lives.'" -Gary W. Gallagher
Russell F. Weigley (1930-2004) was Professor of History at Temple University and author of numerous books, including The American Way of War and Eisenhower's Lieutenants: The Campaign of France and Germany, 1944-1945 (both published by IUP). He lived in Philadelphia.
List of MapsNote on StyleIntroduction1. From Secession to War2. The Battle Lines Form3. Groping for Strategy and Purpose4. Bloodshed and Indecision5. The Confederacy Takes the Initiative6. Of Liberty and War7. Armies and Societies8. Three Seasons of Battle9. On the Horizon: The Postwar World10. Traditional Politics and Modern War11. Suspense and Resolution12. The Relentless War13. The Fires DieNotesNotes on MapsBibliographyIndex
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