By Steven E. Woodworth
The unmarried most vital quantity for somebody attracted to the Civil battle to possess and seek advice. (From the foreword by means of James M. McPherson) the 1st consultant to Civil battle literature to seem in approximately 30 years, this ebook offers the main finished, updated, and informative survey and research of the titanic physique of Civil struggle literature. greater than forty essays, every one via a consultant in a specific subfield of Civil conflict background, supply unrivaled thoroughness and discerning checks of every work's price. The essays hide each element of the battle from technique, strategies, and battles to logistics, intelligence, provide, and prisoner-of-war camps, from generals and admirals to the lads within the ranks, from the Atlantic to the some distance West, from combating fronts to the house entrance. a few sections disguise civilian leaders, the economic climate, and overseas coverage, whereas others take care of the factors of struggle and features of Reconstruction, together with the African-American event in the course of and after the war.
Breadth of themes is matched via breadth of genres coated. Essays talk about surveys of the conflict, normal reference works, released and unpublished papers, diaries and letters, in addition to the sizeable physique of monographic literature, together with books, dissertations, and articles. Genealogical assets, ancient fiction, and video and audio recordings additionally obtain cognizance. scholars of the yank Civil battle will locate this paintings an necessary gateway and advisor to the large physique of data on America's pivotal experience.