An American Iliad

An American Iliad

The Story Of The Civil War

Book - 2002
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" An updated edition of this concise yet comprehensive history of the Civil War, written by a distinguished historian of the conflict. Charles Roland skillfully interweaves the story of battles and campaigns with accounts of the major political, diplomatic, social, and cultural events of the epoch and insightful sketches of the leading actors. Of prime interest are the contrasts he draws between the opposing presidents and generals. What traits, he asks, made Lincoln superior to Davis as a war leader? How were Union military leaders able to forge a more effective fighting force, a more comprehensive strategy than their opponents? Roland's thoughtful anwers and his recognition of the contadictions of human nature and the interpaly of intention and chance raise this book above a mere recounting of military events. The story of the Civil War is the epic of the American people. Never has it been told more movingly.
Publisher: Boston ; Montreal : McGraw-Hill, c2002.
Edition: 2nd ed. --
ISBN: 9780072418156
007241815X
Branch Call Number: 973.7 Rol 2002 3701 1
Characteristics: xvii, 289 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.

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