The American Civil War
A Military History
By John Keegan
(Vintage Books USA, Paperback, 9780307274939, 396pp.)
Publication Date: December 7, 2010
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The greatest military historian of our time gives a peerless account of America’s most bloody, wrenching, and eternally fascinating war.
In this long-awaited history, John Keegan shares his original and perceptive insights into the psychology, ideology, demographics, and economics of the American Civil War. Illuminated by Keegan’s knowledge of military history he provides a fascinating look at how command and the slow evolution of its strategic logic influenced the course of the war. Above all, The American Civil War gives an intriguing account of how the scope of the conflict combined with American geography to present a uniquely complex and challenging battle space. Irresistibly written and incisive in its analysis, this is an indispensable account of America’s greatest conflict.
John Keegan is and internationally renowned journalist and historian. His books include The Face of Battle and The Mask of Command.