The Resource A savage war : a military history of the Civil War, Williamson Murray and Wayne Wei-siang Hsieh

A savage war : a military history of the Civil War, Williamson Murray and Wayne Wei-siang Hsieh

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A savage war : a military history of the Civil War
Title
A savage war
Title remainder
a military history of the Civil War
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Williamson Murray and Wayne Wei-siang Hsieh
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eng
Summary
The Civil War represented a momentous change in the character of war. It combined the projection of military might across a continent on a scale never before seen with an unprecedented mass mobilization of peoples. Yet despite the revolutionizing aspects of the Civil War, its leaders faced the same uncertainties and vagaries of chance that have vexed combatants since the days of Thucydides and the Peloponnesian War. A Savage War sheds critical new light on this defining chapter in military history. In a masterful narrative that propels readers from the first shots fired at Fort Sumter to the surrender of Robert E. Lee's army at Appomattox, Williamson Murray and Wayne Wei-siang Hsieh bring every aspect of the battlefield vividly to life. The show how this new way of waging war was made possible by the powerful historical forces unleashed by the Industrial Revolution and the French Revolution, yet how the war was far from being simply a story of the triumph of superior machines. Despite the Union's material superiority, a Union victory remained in doubt for most of the war. Murray and Hsieh paint indelible portraits of Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, William Tecumseh Sherman, and other major figures whose leadership, judgment, and personal character played such decisive roles in the fate of a nation. They also examine how the Army of the Potomac, the Army of Northern Virginia, and the other major armies developed entirely different cultures that influenced the war's outcome. A military history of breathtaking sweep and scope, A Savage War reveals how the Civil War ushered in the age of modern warfare. -- Inside jacket flap
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Murray, Williamson
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973.7/3
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Index
index present
LC call number
E 470 .M88 2016
Literary form
non fiction
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Hsieh, Wayne Wei-siang
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  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
  • United States
  • Military campaigns
  • United States
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A savage war : a military history of the Civil War, Williamson Murray and Wayne Wei-siang Hsieh
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The origins -- The war's strategic framework -- And the war came -- First battles and the making of armies -- Stillborn between Earth and water: the unfulfilled promise of joint operations -- The Confederacy recovers, 1862 -- The Confederacy on the offensives, 1862 -- The war in the east, 1863 -- The war in the west, 1863 -- The killing time, the war in the east, 1864 -- Victory in the west, 1864 -- The collapse of the Confederacy -- The Civil War in history
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 602 pages
Isbn
9780691169408
Lccn
2016008730
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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maps
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  • (OCoLC)940796121
  • (OCoLC)ocn940796121
Label
A savage war : a military history of the Civil War, Williamson Murray and Wayne Wei-siang Hsieh
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The origins -- The war's strategic framework -- And the war came -- First battles and the making of armies -- Stillborn between Earth and water: the unfulfilled promise of joint operations -- The Confederacy recovers, 1862 -- The Confederacy on the offensives, 1862 -- The war in the east, 1863 -- The war in the west, 1863 -- The killing time, the war in the east, 1864 -- Victory in the west, 1864 -- The collapse of the Confederacy -- The Civil War in history
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 602 pages
Isbn
9780691169408
Lccn
2016008730
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)940796121
  • (OCoLC)ocn940796121

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