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With My Face to the Enemy: Perspectives on the Civil War
by Robert Cowley , Tom Wicker , Gideon Rose , Glenn W. LaFantasie , Paddy Griffith , Gary W. Gallagher , Joseph T. Glatthaar , John M. Taylor , more…Paul Andrew Hutton , Philip Burnham , Noah Andre Trudeau , Geoffrey Norman , Robert F. Jones , David Herbert Donald , Thomas Fleming , Stephen W. Sears , Williamson Murray , James M. McPherason , Geoffrey Perret , Joseph H. Alexander , Charles Osborne , John Hugh Bowers …less
Essays on the most vital conflict in our nation's history written by renowned historians and presented by the editor of the acclaimed What If? With My Face to the Enemy is a provocative and wide-ranging anthology of essays on the Civil War-our nation's defining struggle and the first modern war in history. In thirty-five illuminating essays and one hundred and fifty thousa ...more
Hardcover, 464 pages
Published June 4th 2001 by Putnam Adult
(first published 2001)
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Although I had already read this some years ago and owned the book in my Florida library, I was given this book some months ago by a friend of mine who knows of my interest in the Civil War, and so despite its length at more than 500 pages of material, and despite my own fairly crushing load of books to read and review on a regular basis, a burden that I place on myself, I read this book little by little, until I got to the point where, after the midpoint of the war, I was able to enjoy reading ...more
A book filled with essays from some of the leading Civil War historians and authors of recent times. Found it easy to read with 10-15 page stories that ranged from battles and leaders to politics and overseas involvement in the war. Highly recommend it to those looking for a little bit of everything when reading about the Civil War.
Robert Cowley is an American military historian, who writes on topics in American and European military history ranging from the Civil War through World War II. He has held several senior positions in book and magazine publishing and is the founding editor of the award-winning MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History; Cowley has also written extensively and edited three collections of essays ...moreMore about Robert Cowley...