A Great Civil War
A Military and Political History, 1861-1865
By (author) Russell F. Weigley
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Great Civil War by Russell F. Weigley
Book Description"The crowning achievement of one of America's most distinguished military historians." -Lincoln Prize jury "Readers will find much to debate in this book-including...its affirmation that, because of emancipation, 'the Civil War calls for a rethinking of the attitude...that war is always futile, that its rewards never match its cost, that any conflict [must be] immediately decisive and virtually without loss of American lives.'" -Gary W. Gallagher
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780253337382
(243mm x 177mm x 47mm)
Imprint: Indiana University Press
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publish Date: 22-Jun-2000
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Russell F. Weigley
Age of Battles, Paperback (April 2004)
A selection of the History Book Club, this book talks about the historical circumstances and political conditions of the contending adversaries, the strategic thinking and the personalities of the military commanders, the tactical manoeuvring on the field of battle, the role of armaments and technology, and the performance of the soldiers.
Great Civil War, Paperback (January 2004)
Major new interpretation of the events which continue to dominate the American imagination and identity
Philadelphia, Hardback (September 1983)» View all books by Russell F. Weigley
In this, the definitive comprehensive history of Philadelphia, the reader will discover a rich and colorful portrait of one of America's most vital, interesting, and illustrious cities.
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Author Biography - Russell F. Weigley
Russell F. Weigley (1930-2004) was Professor of History at Temple University and author of numerous books, including The American Way of War and Eisenhower's Lieutenants: The Campaign of France and Germany, 1944-1945 (both published by IUP). He lived in Philadelphia.
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