The American Civil War PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

The American Civil War free pdf This magisterial history of the first modern war is on the scale of John Keegan's classics, "A History of Warfare" and "The First World War". In his sweeping, unputdownable narrative he highlights the geography, leadership and strategic logic at the heart of the conflict. John Keegan writes: 'The geography of the battlefield is to me a living reality. I know the appearance of the battlefields, I know the distances between them, I know the cemeteries in which the dead were buried. What constantly puzzles me, however, is to relate the landmarks of the war to its events, chronology, strategy and logic. That war went on for so long - four years - over such an enormous space - the Confederacy covered an area as large as Europe west of Russia - and involved so many battles - 260 is the common reckoning - and so many people that its events conform to no pattern at all'. 'How to make sense of the war is the question. In recent years, this became the primary concern of historians, after nearly a century of writing concerned either with arguing the rights or wrongs or simply re-telling the story chronologically'. 'The story of America is, in one of its dimensions, that of man and wilderness. The story can be told as one in which man tames and dominates- it can equally be told as one in which nature is never really subdued, always bides its time, often asserts its power to remind men of their pygmy status. The Civil War is certainly a story of the struggle of man against man- it is equally a story of the struggle of man against geography, in which those who had a feel for the country eventually succeeded because they knew how to work with the landscape instead of ignoring or defying it.'

About John Keegan

John Keegan, who was knighted in the Millennium Honours List, is the Defence Editor of the Daily Telegraph and Britain's foremost military historian. The Reith Lecturer in 1998, he is the author of many bestselling books including The Face of Battle, The Mask of Command, The Second World War, A History of Warfare (awarded the Duff Cooper Prize), The First World War, Intelligence in War and The Iraq War.

Details Book

Author : John Keegan
Publisher : Hutchinson
Data Published : 17 September 2009
ISBN : 0091794838
EAN : 9780091794835
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 416 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews The American Civil War



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Civil Rights Voice for the Oppressed free pdfCivil Rights Voice for the Oppressed

    Rev. John L. Scott's story is that of preacher. pastor. scholar. civil rights leader and family member. His captivating biography gives readers a remarkable perspective of his role in the African-American struggle for civil rights and social and political justice over a half century..


  • The Last Troops of Autumn free pdfThe Last Troops of Autumn

    This account is of the men and officers of the Seventh Wisconsin Regiment serving in the American Civil War. It is not only a military history- it is the story of the struggle to make sense of war and the sacrifice that must go with it..


  • Little Women free pdfLittle Women

    A re-telling of the beloved Louisa May-Alcott story for younger children. The inspirational story follows the fortunes of the March sisters as they struggle through the American Civil War and learn the importance of love..


  • The African-American Odyssey free pdfThe African-American Odyssey

    " A compelling story of agency. survival. struggle and triumph over adversity. " This text illuminates the central place of African Americans in U.S. history by telling the story of what it has meant to be black in America and how African-American history is inseparably woven into the greater context of American history..


  • African Americans free pdfAfrican Americans

    A compelling story of agency. survival. struggle and triumph over adversity. This text illuminates the central place of African Americans in U.S. history by telling the story of what it has meant to be black in America and how African-American history is inseparably woven into the greater context of American history..


  • The American Civil War free pdfThe American Civil War

    Ebook Free Download ePub. This magisterial history of the first modern war is on the scale of John Keegan's classics, "A History of Warfare" and "The First World War". In his sweeping, unputdownable n