Short History of the Civil War / The American Heritage
Short History of the Civil War / The American Heritage Author:Bruce Catton For better or worse, the Civil War changed America forever in ways that are still painful and mysterious. It was our first and greatest national tragedy, a mixture of glory and disgrace that swept away our vilest and noblest institutions alike. By the time it ended, 600,000 of our young men had died - more than our loss in either World War I or ... more »II - and our country was left with scars that linger to this day.
Here now is the story of that war, told by one of our foremost historians, the Pulitzer prize-winning author of "A Stillness at Appomattox" and "This Hallowed Ground." Bruce Catton has give "The American Heritage Short History of the Civil War" the clarity and accuracy of expert reportage, the sweep and grandeur of great fiction.« less