The American Civil War: A Military History

The American Civil War: A Military History

Bound in the publisher's original cloth over boards, spine stamped in gilt.

Title:The American Civil War: A Military History
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780307263438
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  • William2

    3.5⭐️ Interesting international views of the U.S. Civil War. For instance, Britain leant heavily toward the South, which sought diplomatic recognition, but was put off by north British mill owners...

  • Debra

    3.5 starsVery informative read n the Civil War. Boy, did I learn a lot. I love books like these. I learned some about the civil war in school. You can can't learn everything but the basics. This book ...

  • Donna

    I started this book with great enthusiasm. As I was reading there were things that started bothering me about the text, though I couldn't put my finger on what exactly was wrong. Then I read McPherson...

  • Ed

    Excuse my naivete but I'm shocked that one of the best histories of the U.S. Civil War has been written by an Englishman. Granted that I'm a Keegan fan and thought his history of WW I helped me unders...

  • Bookmarks Magazine

    In his broad, single-volume history, Keegan offers an outsider's view of the American Civil War, providing fresh insights from a bracingly impartial perspective. However, though critics were quick to ...

  • Bill Rogers

    I bought this book expecting to be impressed. I was, but not in a good way.Some time in the past, I don't know when, I read Keegan's single volume histories of World War I and World War II. I liked th...

  • Roger

    What a strange and disappointing book. John Keegan was a well known military historian; one of his books, The Face of Battle, broke new ground in the description of the experience of fighting, from ge...

  • Steven Peterson

    John Keegan is a major military historian. His book, "The Face of War," is a fascinating examination of major battles from a very different perspective. But his one volume history of the Civil War dis...

  • Moses

    I debated between 3 and 4 stars for this one. Three stars for a basic, workmanlike history of the Civil War. Surprised at how much of it was familiar from studying the Civil War in grade school - whic...

  • Erik Davis

    Terrible history on slavery. Bad takes on African-American soldiers’ willingness and ability to fight. Putting the casual racism aside- deep understanding of military tactics and good overall milita...