American Civil War A Military History

ISBN-10: 0307274934
ISBN-13: 9780307274939
Edition: 2010
Authors: John Keegan
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List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/7/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

John Keegan, May 15, 1934 - August 2, 2012 John Keegan was born in London, England on May 15, 1934. He received a degree in history from Balliol College, Oxford in 1953. After graduation, he went to the United States on a grant to study the Civil War. When he returned to London, he wrote political reports for the United States Embassy and in 1960 was appointed as a lecturer at the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst, England, a post he held for 25 years. During this time he also held visiting professorships at Princeton University and Vassar College. In 1997, he began working for the Daily Telegraph as a defense correspondent and then military affairs editor. He also contributed to the American website National Review Online. During his lifetime, he wrote more than 20 books about military history, the majority of which focus on warfare from the 14th to the 21st centuries. His works included Barbarossa: Invasion of Russia, The Face of Battle, A History of Warfare, Who Was Who in World War II, The Second World War, The American Civil War, The Mask of Command, and The Iraq War. He was knighted in 2000. He died on August 2, 2012 at age of 78.

List of Maps
Introduction
North and South Divide
Will There Be a War?
Improvised Armies
Running the War
The Military Geography of the Civil War
The Life of the Soldier
Plans
McClellan Takes Command
The War in Middle America
Lee's War in the East, Grant's War in the West
Chancellorsville and Gettysburg
Vicksburg
Cutting the Chattanooga-Atlanta Link
The Overland Campaign and the Fall of Richmond
Breaking into the South
The Battle off Cherbourg and the Civil War at Sea
Black Soldiers
The Home Fronts
Walt Whitman and Wounds
Civil War Generalship
Civil War Battle
Could the South Have Survived?
The End of the War
Notes
Bibliography
Acknowledgements
Index

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