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Shades of Blue and Gray: An Introductory Military History of the Civil War
With its penetrating analyses and masterly synthesis of current scholarship, this “wonderfully clear and concise” book gives readers “the best brief military history of the Civil War available” (George Rable, author of The Confederate Republic and Civil Wars). Black-and-white photographs; maps.
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Jun 26, 2010 Paul rated it liked it · review of another edition
This is good book for those looking for an introduction to the military history of the Civil War, with a brief overview of how the war fits into both American and European military development. The author covers all the major battles, campaigns, and generals, and the book is well-written. However, those with a more detailed interest in the various military campaigns of the war should not expect much from this other than a broad overview, as there are other more detailed and in-depth books out th ...more