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The American Civil War: A Military History

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For the past half century, John Keegan, the greatest military historian of our time, has been returning to the scenes of Americas most bloody and wrenching war to ponder its lingering conundrums: the continuation of fighting for four years between such vastly mismatched sides; the dogged persistence of ill-trained, ill-equipped, and often malnourished combatants; the effective absence of decisive battles among some two to three hundred known to us by name. Now Keegan examines these and other puzzles with a peerless understanding of warfare, uncovering dimensions of the conflict that have eluded earlier historiography.

While offering original and perceptive insights into psychology, ideology, demographics, and economics, Keegan reveals the wars hidden shape—a consequence of leadership, the evolution of strategic logic, and, above all, geography, the Rosetta Stone of his legendary decipherments of all great battles. The American topography, Keegan argues, presented a battle space of complexity and challenges virtually unmatched before or since. Out of a succession of mythic but chaotic engagements, he weaves an irresistible narrative illuminated with comparisons to the Napoleonic Wars, the First World War, and other conflicts.

The American Civil War is sure to be hailed as a definitive account of its eternally fascinating subject.

From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

John Keegan was for many years senior lecturer in military history at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, and has been a fellow at Princeton University and a visiting professor of history at Vassar College. He is the author of twenty books, including the acclaimed The Face of Battle and The Second World War. He is the defense editor of The Daily Telegraph (London). He lives in Wiltshire, England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780739354636
Author:
Keegan, John
Publisher:
Random House Audio Publishing Group
Read by:
Sachs, Robin
Read:
Sachs, Robin
Author:
Sachs, Robin
Subject:
United States - Civil War
Subject:
Military - United States
Subject:
United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Subject:
US History-1800 to Civil War
Subject:
civil war;history;american civil war;military history;american history;non-fiction;military;usa;19th century;war;american
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Eight CD
Abridged:
Y
Publication Date:
20091031
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Dimensions:
6.04x5.12x1.17 in. .57 lbs.
Media Run Time:
630

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