The American Civil War
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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.
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Publishers Weekly Review
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Not Keegan's best...
I am a very big John Keegan fan. I've been reading and enjoying his military histories for over 20 years. This one, however, feels like it was rushed together from notes and a half-written manuscript. It's disorganized, repetitive and unpolished; it truly pains me to say this. I was really looking forward to getting some typically Keeganesque insights into the Civil War and what I have found is very disappointing.