A Short History of the Civil War by James L. Stokesbury

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A comprehensive but concise chronicle of the battles, weaponry, economics, politics and personalities of the Civil War also analyzes the larger issues it raised. By the author of A Short History of World War II. 10,000 first printing.

About James L. Stokesbury

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James L. Stokesbury is a professor of history at Acadia University.
Published November 1, 1995 by William Morrow & Co. 354 pages
Genres: History, War. Non-fiction

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Stokesbury is particularly good at making the reader understand why the Civil Waras the first railroad war, the first great mass war, the first ``total'' waris the first truly modern war in history, a terrible visitation on a continent that has been spared mass bloodshed since then.

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