|Amazon Price||New from||Used from|
Published in 1988 to universal acclaim, this single-volume treatment of the Civil War quickly became recognized as the new standard in its field. James M. McPherson, who won the Pulitzer Prize for this book, impressively combines a brisk writing style with an admirable thoroughness. He covers the military aspects of the war in all of the necessary detail, and also provides a helpful framework describing the complex economic, political, and social forces behind the conflict. Perhaps more than any other book, this one belongs on the bookshelf of every Civil War buff. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Likely to become the standard one-volume history of our Civil War, this vivifies, with palpable immediacy, scholarly acumen and interpretive skill, events foreshadowing the conflict, the war itself and its basic issue: slavery. Photos.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I haven't read anything that covers the depth and breadth of The Civil War as this book does. An in-depth discussion of slavery and abolition that precedes the war is given... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Amazon Customer
There is no better historical chronology of the Civil War than this text. Period.Published 8 days ago by Mike
Quite simply the best book on the Civil War, its causes, and its effects I've ever read. And there are a number of very, very good books out there on the subject. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Jon L. Jacobi
Best book I have read on the Civil War. Incredibly detailed and insightful, not only from a military perspective, nicely inter-relating the political, economic and social... Read morePublished 14 days ago by David P.
After three months of reading, I completed McPherson’s famous work “Battle Cry of Freedom”. It took me this long to complete not because the reading was laborious, but because of... Read morePublished 16 days ago by DantheMan036
It deals with the war but doesn't limits itself to monotonous descriptions of troop movements in the field. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Carlos Rodriguez V.
You don't know what you don't know about the Civil War until you read this book!Published 20 days ago by Ayon D. Walters
The Civil War redefined our country, from "the United States are" to "the United States is. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Trevor Seigler