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Civil War Acoustic Shadows

ROSS, Charles D.

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ISBN 10: 1572492546 / ISBN 13: 9781572492547
Published by White Mane Books, Shippensburg, PA, 2001
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Small 4to. Grey paper over boards, pictorial dust jacket. vii, 174pp. Illustrations, maps. Fine/near fine. Tight, handsome first edition of this acoustical study of six Civil War battles. Bookseller Inventory # 36878

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Title: Civil War Acoustic Shadows

Publisher: White Mane Books, Shippensburg, PA

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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During the Civil War, battles inaudible to those several miles from the fighting were sometimes heard clearly 100 miles from the battlefield, and the careers of prominent Civil War generals were affected by unusual battlefield acoustics. Ross (physics, Longwood College) examines the acoustics of six Civil War battles and looks at the role acoustics played in determining command decisions and in the outcome of the war. Includes b&w historical photos. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Charles D. Ross is an associate professor of physics at Longwood College in Farmville, Virginia.

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