American Battlefields: A Complete Guide to the Historic Conflicts in Words, Maps, and Photos

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9780028604367: American Battlefields: A Complete Guide to the Historic Conflicts in Words, Maps, and Photos

This text provides a survey of America's battlefields. It looks at the history, lore, heroism and tragedy of these sites and provides descriptions of each battle's underlying causes and strategic objectives, its notable commanders and turning points, and historic importance. Full coverage of every battle in each region of the country, appendices that include a state-by-state guide to the battlefields, and lists of commanders and troop strengths are also included.

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A wonderful guide to battles fought in the United States, American Battlefields spans two centuries of history. It hits all the high points, from Yorktown to Gettysburg, and provides helpful overviews of what happened at each location. Tourists will find valuable information on these pages, and this is a good guide for planning trips as well as taking along as a travel companion. Although the bulk of the book is devoted to the Civil War, a major strength of American Battlefields is that it doesn't ignore some of the less-famous conflicts, such as the French and Indian Wars, the War of 1812, and the War with Mexico. The American Revolution, the Alamo, the Wars with Native Americans, and Pearl Harbor also get their due. Two-color maps provide helpful reference points throughout. --John Miller

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