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The Library of Congress Civil War desk reference

Author: Margaret E Wagner; Gary W Gallagher; Paul Finkelman; Library of Congress.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
From the home of The Nation's Memory comes the ultimate one-volume reference on the Civil War. Features include a timeline of the war with important political, military, and social events; biographies of important figures; and concise coverage of major campaigns and battles. 100 photos. 38 maps. The bloody conflict that sundered the United States from 1861 to 1865 took 620,000 lives, laid waste to large sections of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Chronologies
Reference works
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret E Wagner; Gary W Gallagher; Paul Finkelman; Library of Congress.
ISBN: 0684863502 9780684863504 9781439148846 1439148848
OCLC Number: 50064805
Notes: "A Grand Central Press book."
Description: xxv, 949 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Civil War time line --
Antebellum America --
Wartime politics --
Battles and the battlefield --
The armies --
Weaponry --
The war on the water --
Prisons and prisoners of war --
Medical care and medicine --
The home front --
Reconstruction and the aftermath of the war --
The Civil War in literature and the arts --
Studying the war: research and preservation.
Other Titles: Civil War desk reference
Responsibility: Margaret E. Wagner, Gary W. Gallagher, and Paul Finkelman, editors ; foreword by James M. McPherson.
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"Certain to be the definitive one-volume Civil War encyclopedia." -- Library Journal "It is astonishing how much information this one volume contains. This is an indispensable book." -- David Herbert Read more...

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