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American Iliad : The Story of the Civil War - 2nd edition

by Charles P. Roland

American Iliad : The Story of the Civil War (ISBN10: 007241815X; ISBN13: 9780072418156)
ISBN13: 978-0072418156
ISBN10: 007241815X

Summary: This concise but comprehensive history reflects a synthesis of the major writings on the war, as refined and focused through Professor Roland's own research and interpretation. This is the story of the war with the emphasis on the military action, that element which distinguishes war from all other human activities. Accounts of the major political, economic, diplomatic, social, and cultural developments of the epoch are covered; approximately half of the book is devo ...show moreted to them. But these discussions are woven into the central narrative in a manner designed to show their role in the war effort itself.

New to This Edition :

  • NEW! An opening chapter provides historical background and context for the Civil War.
  • NEW! A brief new final chapter on the Reconstruction era
  • NEW! Increased coverage of the homefront, lives of soldiers, role of African-American soldiers, and women's experiences during the war.
  • NEW! A timeline allows students to see the temporal relationship among important events of the Civil War.
  • More photographs and maps are included than in the previous edition.

Features :
  • Overall, the scope of this edition has been broadened slightly, but without sacrificing the book's primary focus on the military aspects of the war.
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Edition/Copyright: 2ND 02
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 10/16/2001
International: No

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