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Civil War -- Fort Sumter to Appomattox

Gallagher, Gary; Engle, Stephen; Krick, Robert; Glatthaar, Jospeh; Foreword by James McPherson

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ISBN 10: 1782006435 / ISBN 13: 9781782006435
Published by Osprey Publishing Limited (Osprey Group), Oxford, UK, 2014
Condition: As New Hardcover
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"The Civil War ravaged the American landscape for four years and instead of conserving the old America it steadily and profoundly rehaped the political, economic, and social contours of the nation. By the time it ended, the original American republic was gone. The postwar republic would be carved out of a world that the war made." (From the introduction by Gary Gallagher. This is as distinguished a one-volume history of the Civil War as can be found. Historian James McPherson writes in a foreward, describing the book as a "rich feast, .(providing) an understanding of how and why the war came out as it did." It is also a lucid and compelling read, profusely illustrated, authored by four distinguished Civil War historians termed "the top rank," by Professor McPherson. Curiously, this important and valuable book has somehow slipped between the cracks and seems generally unknown. It is a gem, published in 2014, a new edition of the original, first published in the UK in 2003. This is an unread copy, in AS NEW condition, number line starting with "1," both DJ and text unchipped, unclipped and unmarked. 334 pages, lavishly illustrated. International orders will require extra postage. Several copies available. Bookseller Inventory # 151104

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Title: Civil War -- Fort Sumter to Appomattox

Publisher: Osprey Publishing Limited (Osprey Group), Oxford, UK

Publication Date: 2014

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Many illustrations -- colored maps, drawings, period photographs, etc

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Edition: New Edition

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This book explores the political, historical, and cultural significance of the Civil War, AKA the War Between the States, examining its impact on the civilians and military personnel caught up in it.

From the Civil War's outbreak at Fort Sumter, South Carolina in April 1861 until its conclusion at the Appomattox Court House, more than 10,000 battles, engagements and skirmishes were recorded across the length and breadth of America. Undoubtedly the most cataclysmic military struggle of the late nineteenth century, this war spanned four bloody years of fighting in which over 620,000 American soldiers and sailors lost their lives.

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Gary Gallagher
Stephen Eagle
Robert Krick
Joseph T. Glatthaar
James McPherson The author lives in Charlottesville, VA.

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