A Short History of the Civil War

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In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of America’s bloody War Between the States, Harper Paperbacks is republishing A Short History of the Civil War by noted historian James L. Stokesbury with a new photo insert. A concise and compelling full account of the brutal conflict that redefined the nation, Stokesbury covers the war’s causes and major battles (Bull Run, Antietam, Gettysburg, etc.), the important players and generals (Grant, Lee, McClellan and others), as well as the weaponry, the unsung heroes, and a wealth of fascinating, little-known details in what is the definitive, one-volume history of the momentous struggle between the Confederacy and the Union.

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Noted historian James L. Stokebury, author of the acclaimed "Short History" series of books, now provides the definite, one-volume history of the Civil War, the pivotal war of America's history and one that continues to exert a powerful grip on the American pysche.

A Short History of the Civil War discusses all the important military campaigns, the significant battles and command strategies, the historical highlights and the central events of America's most devastating war. Stokesbury analyzes weaponry and provides little-known and fascinating details that help bring to life Generals Grant, Lee, and McClellan, as well as unsung heroes of this great struggle between the Union and the Confederacy. Also included are eleven original maps of major battle sites.

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James L. Stokesbury is the author of A Short History of World War I, A Short History of World War II, A Short History of the Korean War, and A Short History of the American Revolution. Before his death in 1995 he was a professor of history at Acadia University in Nova Scotia, Canada.

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