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The Historical Atlas of the Civil War

3.24  ·  Rating Details ·  17 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
This book explains the seeds of the conflict, and examines important topics such as the development and use of new tactics and weapons, the roles of the great commanders, the maritime war, and the war’s painful aftermath. The illuminating text is supported by over 100 full color maps, beautiful illustrations and photographs, and original black and white archive photographs ...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published August 1st 2010 by Chartwell Books (first published February 6th 2009)
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David Ternes
Apr 08, 2013 David Ternes rated it did not like it
MacDonald’s The Historical Atlas of the Civil War proved to be one of the most disappointing purchases in a long time. At its very best, the book is a rehash of material which can be found in many far better books. Unfortunately, its “best” is sprinkled rather sparsely throughout the book. The book has many, many problems.

The individual chapters are short (if articles with as few as two pages can be glorified with the term “chapter”; and rarely with the equivalent of three full pages of text), o
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Zachary Dobson
Jun 17, 2013 Zachary Dobson rated it liked it
This is a handy reference for any civil war buff, however, it is important to know what this book is. It is a collection of very short chapters that briefly summarize topics related to the American Civil War. Most chapters have maps that show troop movements or graphs.

I travel for work and I often have 10-20 minute breaks. I love to whip this book out and read a chapter or two. It is also a great tool if you need to look up a quick bit of information.

If you are looking for a convenient civil wa
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Good, but nothing new, nor insightful. Bettor editor.
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