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Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 400 Vendor: ALPHA Publication Date: 2011
ISBN: 1615640789 ISBN-13: 9781615640782 Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours. Series:Complete Idiot's Guide
A battle ready guide to the deadliest war in American history.
Completely revised for the Sesquicentennial, The Complete Idiot's Guide(r) to the Civil War, Third Edition is a comprehensive overview of America's bloodiest war. From the first shots fired at Fort Sumter to Lee's surrender at Appomattox, this book embodies the latest scholarship, offering fascinating stories of the men and women who fought bravely and often died for a cause they believed in. The book features a clear chronology of major events, detailed explanations of key battles such as Gettysburg, Chattanooga, and Chancellorsville. Author Alan Axelrod offers intimate impressions and anecdotes from generals and soldiers alike, and strategies of war leaders such as Sherman, Lee, and Grant.
Alan Axelrod, Ph.D. is the president of the Ian Samuel Group, Inc., a research writing firm. He is the author of numerous books and articles on American literature and history.