A Great Civil War: A Military and Political History, 1861-1865

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Indiana University Press, 2004 - 612 páginas

"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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Quirky is as quirky does. This book definitely has its oddities -- as when the author insists on identifying generals as being generals U.S.A. or U.S.V., i.e. as generals in the regular army or the ... Leer comentario completo

A great Civil War: a military and political history, 1861-1865

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In this in-depth review of the much-discussed War Between the States, Weigley (Eisenhower's Lieutenants: The Campaign of France and Germany, 1944-1945) takes an original tact. Rather than provide a ... Leer comentario completo

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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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