These volumes offer a copious and gripping chronological account of the military campaigns of the Civil War. The work of many hands--including such prize-winning historians as editor McPherson, Stephen Oates, Stephen Sears, Emory Thomas, the late Bell Wiley, and the late T. Harry Williams--the volumes draw heavily on articles and illustrations from the Civil War Times Illustrated . The writing is crisp but relentlessly military, filled with the smell of sulphur and the clank of steel. The authors remind us that battles win wars. In his connective, overview essays, McPherson offers a few bows to politics, diplomacy, and emancipation, and the last volume adds brief biographies of Lincoln and Davis, among others. But battles and generals command the stage. The one chapter devoted to the common soldier has little of the new scholarship on soldiers' attitudes toward war and responses to it. These volumes will not supplant the interpretive force and narrative sweep of Bruce Catton, Shelby Foote, or McPherson ( Battle Cry of Freedom , LJ 3/1/88; an LJ "Best Book of 1988"). Still, public and college libraries will find them indispensable reference sources.
- Randall R. Miller, St. Joseph's Univ., Philadelphia
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Book Description MacMillan Publishing Company, New York, 1989. Book Condition: Very Good ++. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+++. 4to - over 9_" - 12" tall. Blue Cloth, no edge/corner wear, DJ is clear plastic with spine and title block in grey/gold lettering. front loose end paper has cut out sections. End papers have partial map of south eastern states with important battles of the Civil War. 368 pp text clean, crisp, unmarked, illustrated with photographs of soldiers and military leaders, drawings of maps, locations of battles etc. Ex-Library. Bookseller Inventory # 2852
Book Description MacMillan Publishing Company, New York, 1989. Book Condition: Very Good+++. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+++. 4to - over 9_" - 12" tall. Blue cloth, no edge/corner wear, DJ is clear plastic, spine and front cover has grey title box with gold lettering. end papers have paste down map of south eastern states with important battles of the civil war, front loose end page has two sections cut out 239 pp text crisp, clean, unmarked, illustrated with photographs, drawings of military leaders, soldiers, maps of battles etc. there is a library stamped on end of text pages. Ex-Library. Bookseller Inventory # 2853
Book Description MacMillan Publishing Company, New York, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Five HB books in VG condition. Cover Civil War battles from 1861-1865. Dark blue boards with titles in gilt on gray outlined square. Bindings are tight. Interior pages clean, undamaged and unmarked. Each book covered with DJ in VG condition similar in design to book cover. DJs have no rips, holes or damage. DJs wrapped in protective mylar. Nice collectible set. Bookseller Inventory # 00973Mc-kk
Book Description Macmillan Publishing Company, New York, NY, 1989. US Edition. solid Qto(s). VG+/VG+. stunning glossy navy DJ spine and panels. gilt main title on gold-bordered lengthy gray segment with uppercase titling; between gilt volume digit and publisher. SIX VOLUME SET, in matching DJ, each HB in dark blue coated cloth, with stamped titling in gilt on gray spine segment and gray field on front board. decorative map endsheets. frequent illustrations and figures, with text detail within the two-column per sheet textblock. VOLUME 1 : 1861, very clear interior, edges in 176 pp. ISBN# 0028972716. VOLUME 2 : 1862, excellent shape, interior and exterior. 368 pp. ISBN# 0028972724. VOLUME 3: 1863, neat interior, and all outer edges. 239 pp. ISBN# 0028972732. VOLUME 4: 1864, fine superficial lines to glossy DJ rear. 208 pp. ISBN# 0028972740. VOLUME 5: 1865, slight spotting to ffep right in rear. ISBN# 0028972759. VOLUME 6: LEADERS / INDEX. 215 pp. neat ivory sheets, with minimal handling/wear. Rockville. Bookseller Inventory # 7-83-1239308
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Book Description MacMillan Reference Library, 1989. Book Condition: very good. Gently used. Expect delivery in 2-3 weeks. Bookseller Inventory # 9780029206614-3
Book Description Macmillan Publishing Company, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 6 vols., all VG/VG copies - UK SHIPPING ONLY. Bookseller Inventory # 004512