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

By Fletcher Pratt

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

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