By Steven E. Woodworth
The unmarried most vital quantity for an individual attracted to the Civil struggle to possess and seek advice. (From the foreword through James M. McPherson) the 1st advisor to Civil struggle literature to seem in approximately 30 years, this booklet presents the main complete, updated, and informative survey and research of the giant physique of Civil battle literature. greater than forty essays, every one through a consultant in a specific subfield of Civil conflict background, provide unequalled thoroughness and discerning tests of every work's worth. The essays conceal each point of the battle from process, strategies, and battles to logistics, intelligence, provide, and prisoner-of-war camps, from generals and admirals to the boys within the ranks, from the Atlantic to the a long way West, from struggling with fronts to the house entrance. a few sections disguise civilian leaders, the economic system, and international coverage, whereas others take care of the factors of conflict and points of Reconstruction, together with the African-American adventure in the course of and after the war.
Breadth of themes is matched via breadth of genres coated. Essays speak about surveys of the warfare, normal reference works, released and unpublished papers, diaries and letters, in addition to the colossal physique of monographic literature, together with books, dissertations, and articles. Genealogical resources, ancient fiction, and video and audio recordings additionally obtain consciousness. scholars of the yank Civil battle will locate this paintings an crucial gateway and consultant to the large physique of data on America's pivotal experience.