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I can't recommend the book even for serious Civil War buffs as, at best, there's nothing new here.
At one notable point, I was puzzled (but, because it was well into the book, not surprised) to read a revised version of the sentence I had just finished reading.
Unfortunately there are problems with the book, mostly relating to factual errors and to poor editing.
Good read. Contains factual errors. Maps hard to follow. Not well organized. First 6 or 7 chaps and last 6 or 7 chaps very good. Some conclusions not supported. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I will confess at the outset that I have never been a fan of John Keegan and don't understand his enviable reputation. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Mad Dog
Great military historian.Unique comparisons to battles and strategy prior ,e.g. Napoleonic wars and WW1 after.His choices of the best generals might surprise you.Published 6 months ago by David Cruickshank
The author of this book writes in an odd manner, making it difficult to stay interested even though there are plenty of interesting facts. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
When he died recently I read this an a tribute. Far more readable than his book on World War 1. Recommended.Published 10 months ago by Gregory M. Sparzo
John Keegan has turned his analytical mind to most of the large conflicts, either as part of a whole (like his WWII and WWI books) or battle-by-battle (in the Face of Battle, Mask... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Craig MACKINNON
When I saw that the eminent British historian, John Keegan, had published a book on the American Civil War, I just had to see it. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Kurt A. Johnson
With characteristic acumen, in this work Keegan strikes a perfect balance of tactical and strategic, technical and philosophical. Read morePublished 18 months ago by DRankin
It seems that every other page contains an error- spelling, geographic, name, repetition, etc. It is so off-putting that it really interferes with the flow of the work as it can be... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Michael Linn