A Short History of the Civil War: Ordeal by Fire by Fletcher Pratt PDF

By Fletcher Pratt

ISBN-10: 1258007088

ISBN-13: 9781258007089

ISBN-10: 1773231545

ISBN-13: 9781773231549

Novelist, historian, and critic Bernard De Voto calls this booklet the "best one-volume heritage of the Civil battle i have ever read." David Madden, Director of the U.S. Civil conflict heart in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, considers it "the strongest of all brief histories of the Civil struggle released because the Depression." those and lots of different professionals were received over through the author's profound snatch of the good clash, and likewise by means of his conceptual strength, narrative force, and muscular prose.
Now Civil struggle buffs and common readers alike can benefit from the famous historian's audacious, staccato-like sort as he brings the occasions, figures, and campaigns of the battle among the States vividly to lifestyles. starting in Washington, D.C., at the day of Lincoln's inauguration, the narrative strikes quickly directly to the battles of Bull Run, Shiloh, Vicksburg, Antietam, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Chickamauga, the wasteland, and, finally, to Lee's give up to supply at Appomattox court docket House.
Avoiding footnotes and different educational trappings, the writer describes in soaking up, hugely readable element the drama of army campaigns and battlefield suggestions, studding his narrative with attention-grabbing anecdotes and asides on Lincoln, furnish, Lee, Sherman, Jackson, and different leaders. better with 50 maps of conflict websites, this interesting renowned historical past will thrill any Civil conflict buff and also will attract a large viewers of common readers.

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