Synopses & Reviews
Presented in one comprehensive volume, this is the Civil War as it really was-the forces and events that caused it, the soldiers and civilians who fought it, and the ideas and values that are its legacy today.
This vivid commentary on the Civil War explores the long-standing social issues that plunged the nation into war, providing an in-depth analysis of the politics and the colorful personalities of Federal and Confederate leaders. Includes a new Foreword and Introduction, along with a comprehensive Index and 14 maps. Winner of the Fletcher Pratt Award from the New York Civil War Round Table. (August)
About the Author
Harry Hansen was born in Davenport, Iowa, and received a bachelor of philosophy degree from the University of Chicago. He served as a war correspondent for the Chicago Daily News during World War I, and was a correspondent at the Paris Peace Conference in 1919. Mr. Hansen served as literary editor of the Chicago Daily News, the New York World, and the New York World Telegram. He wrote eleven books as well as numerous articles and essays, and lectured at Columbia University and the University of Chicago. A member of the Society of American Historians, he was the editor of The World Almanac.