A Great Civil War

A Military and Political History, 1861-1865

by Russell F. Weigley

Published by: Indiana University Press

648 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.00 in, 9 maps, 1 bibliog.

  • Paperback
  • 9780253217066
  • Published: January 2004

$24.95

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"The crowning achievement of one of America's most distinguished military historians." —Lincoln Prize jury

"Readers will find much to debate in this book—including . . . its affirmation that, because of emancipation, 'the Civil War calls for a rethinking of the attitude . . . that war is always futile, that its rewards never match its cost, that any conflict [must be] immediately decisive and virtually without loss of American lives.'" —Gary W. Gallagher