Gallagher, Gary W.; Engle, Stephen D.; Krick, Robert K.; Glatthaar, Joseph T. Foreword by James M. Mcpherson.
Title THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR: THIS MIGHTY SCOURGE OF WAR.
Publisher Osprey, Oxford, 2003.
Seller ID 20151
328 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H), soft cover. ISBN 1841767360 Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photographs, reproductions, maps/battle plans. Combines four previously published Osprey Essential Histories of the American Civil War: The War in the East 1861-May 1863; The War in the West 1861-July 1863; The War in the East 1863-1865; The War in the West 1863-1865. "Undoubtedly the most cataclysmic military struggle of the late nineteenth century, the American Civil War spanne d f o u r b l oody years of fighting, in which over 620,000 American soldiers and sailors lost their lives. From its outbreak at Fort Sumter, North Carolina in April 1861 until its conclusion at the Appomattox Court House, more than 10,000 battle s, en ga ge me n ts a nd skirmishes were recorded across the length and breadth of America. This book explores the political, historical, strategic and cultural significance of the American Civil War, examining its impact on the civilians and mil ita r y p ers onn el ca ugh t u p in it." Interior - small ink circle at top of the half-title page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, small soft wrinkle at top fore-edge of rear cover - mig rate s into las t pa ge. V ery Good +