Explore the fascinating history of America's bloodiest ever conflict.
Combining expert historical insight with the eyewitness accounts of soldiers and civilians, A Short History of the Civil War offers a brilliant summary of the key events and wider context of the hostilities between North and South.
Profiles of influential military and political leaders, and thought-provoking features on themes and experiences, from the evils of slavery to the treatment of wounded soldiers, bring the story dramatically to life. This book also features clear timelines that give an instant overview of the developments during the tumultuous war.
Richly illustrated with a wealth of original artifacts, weaponry, and equipment, photography, and maps, this unique combination of imagery provides the most accessible, episode-by-episode account ever.