The American Civil War

Author(s): John Keegan


The American Civil War was one of the longest and bloodiest of modern wars. It is also one of the most mysterious. It has captured the imagination of writers, artists and film-makers for decades but the reality of it confuses and divides historians even today. In this magisterial history of the first modern war, the distinguished military historian John Keegan unpicks the geography, leadership and strategic logic of the war and takes us to the heart of the conflict. His captivating work promises to be the definitive history of the American Civil War.

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This major and long-awaited work is the definitive history of the American Civil War by our greatest military historian.

John Keegan, who was knighted in the Millennium Honours List, is the Defence Editor of the Daily Telegraph and Britain's foremost military historian. The Reith Lecturer in 1998, he is the author of many bestselling books including The Face of Battle, The Mask of Command, The Second World War, A History of Warfare (awarded the Duff Cooper Prize), The First World War, Intelligence in War and The Iraq War.

General Fields

  • : 9780712616102
  • : Random House
  • : Vintage
  • : 0.312
  • : July 2010
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 25mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : John Keegan
  • : Paperback
  • : 1010
  • : English
  • : 973.7
  • : 416
  • : 16