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The Battle Of Carthage: Border War In Southwest Missouri Hardcover – July 5, 1999


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 414 pages
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press (July 5, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1882810066
  • ISBN-13: 978-1882810062
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,144,452 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By James W. Durney TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on February 23, 2003
Format: Hardcover
I had never heard of the Battle Of Carthage when I picked this book up the first time. It looked interesting, had a nice cover design, was a Civil War History and I'm a buff. What I found was one of the best small battle histories I've ever read! Well written, multiple maps, where you need them, pictures, notes, OOB this book has it all,including a Battle Field tour.
Unless you have no intrest in the Civil War you will like this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 18, 1998
Format: Hardcover
I enjoyed this book and thought that its format was excellent for giving a complete view of the battle and where it fit into the border war campaigns. It has all of the elements necessary for a proper treatment of a battle: numerous maps showing terrain and troop deployments, a reasonably thorough order of battle, discussion of events leading up to the battle and the events immediately thereafter, along with detailed re-telling of the action based on surviving records. In addition, it includes a tour guide for the battlefield, and photographs of key positions. Another feature which I appreciated was the short section describing the after battle exploits of notable figures in the book.
On the negative side there were a number of typographical errors and a few omissions, but these were merely an annoyance rather than a fatal flaw (as the previous reviewer might have you believe.) It did appear that there was a slight pro-Union bias in the book, which seems to have ! offended the previous reviewer.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Davide Gatti on November 23, 2006
Format: Hardcover
This book is simply wonderful, magnificently written and a lot detailed.

The first part supplies an accurate report of Missouri's situation at the outbreak of the war. After a short but intense description of the engagement near Boonville, supplied with an excellent map, the narration continues following the two armies, Franz Sigel's German volunteers and the Missouri State Guards, in their road to Carthage.

Moreover every phase of the battle is studied with cure and love for the detail: there are a lot of beautiful and accurate maps and pictures of the officers and soldiers who fought at Carthage.

I hope that the authors will soon write an other work of this kind that the war in Missouri receives therefore more attention than which than usual comes attributed to it.

Excellent.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 27, 1998
Format: Hardcover
This is a fine book length study of a small, but important, Civil War action. It is richly detailed and it is obvious a great deal of research was done. I know how hard it is to find reliable information about the MSG. True, there are minor inaccuracies (like the ones listed below in another review) but they do not detract significantly from an otherwise fine book.
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