The American Civil War was the largest war of the 19th century - the bloodiest and the most prolonged - and it marked a crossroads in American history.
Three million men fought in it and over 600,000 died.
This book includes a narrative history of the war, essays on various aspects of the war and extracts from contemporary diaries, letters and newspapers which help to evoke the times, events and people of this period in history.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 448 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 01/05/1992
- Category: Biography: general
- ISBN: 9780712652346