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Shades of Blue and Gray: An Introductory Military History of the Civil War

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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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Published March 1st 1998 by Blackstone Audiobooks (first published 1997)
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Paul
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
Scott Archer
Dec 22, 2010 Scott Archer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: military-history
Well done.
Rae
Apr 06, 2008 Rae rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Civil War is an immense subject and it's hard to know which books to read. This one was good although it wasn't quite what I expected as it covered other wars as well.
Steve
Aug 21, 2009 Steve rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I liked it. A concise and fun-to-read (for serious) military history of the American Civil War.
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