The Civil War

The Story of the War with Maps

M David Detweiler

The Civil War: The Story of the War with Maps combines the colorful, detailed maps of an atlas with the vivid storytelling of the best narratives to piece together the nation-spanning jigsaw puzzle of the American Civil War. See the conflict develop from a few small armies into total war engulfing the whole South.
Publication date:
January 2015
Publisher :
Stackpole Books
Language:
English
Illustration :
126
Format Available     Quantity Price
Paperback
ISBN : 9780811714495

Dimensions : 279 X 216 mm
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£15.95

Overview
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The Civil War: The Story of the War with Maps combines the colorful, detailed maps of an atlas with the vivid storytelling of the best narratives to piece together the nation-spanning jigsaw puzzle of the American Civil War. See the conflict develop from a few small armies into total war engulfing the whole South.

The campaigns and battles are all here, with maps zooming in on the maneuvering and attacking armies: Bull Run, Shiloh, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, the Wilderness, Atlanta, and more.
The nationwide perspective--absent from so many other books and shown here on full-page maps--connects these dots into a cohesive story of the entire war, from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mississippi River, from Pennsylvania to the Gulf of Mexico.
Distilling events into their essentials, the text focuses on the military history of the conflict and its cast of colorful commanders--Lee, Grant, Sherman, McClellan, and Stonewall Jackson.
Captures all the war's intensity and human drama, its epic sweep from Sumter to Appomattox.

The result is a unique book that educates, enlightens, and entertains. An ideal introduction for newcomers, refresher for buffs, and companion to other books during the war's 150th anniversary and beyond


REVIEWS

I heartily recommend it to anyone with an interest in the American Civil War, even if just in passing, as this book will stimulate that taste even more. I think the highest praise I can offer concerns its accessibility - I found my thirteen year old son reading it over breakfast one day, and then I had to rescue it from his room to complete my review!
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