The A to Z of the Civil War - The A to Z Guide Series Volume 1 (A-L)  (Paperback)
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The A to Z of the Civil War - The A to Z Guide Series Volume 1 (A-L) (Paperback)

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Paperback 1702 Pages / Published: 11/05/2006
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The Civil War was the most traumatic event in American history, pitting Americans against one another, rending the national fabric, leaving death and devastation in its wake, and instilling an anger that has not entirely dissipated even to this day. Thus, it is essential to have a resource that can inform about this terrible war clearly and objectively, providing the indispensable details while also offering an overall view. This nearly impossible task has been attempted frequently but rarely accomplished as well as by the Historical Dictionary of the Civil War, which now appears as a somewhat abbreviated A to Z of the Civil War. An overview of the war is provided in the fairly extensive introduction, covering the causes, the course of the war, and the conclusion. It is then followed-sometimes almost day-by-day-in the chronology. Hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries, taking up over 1,500 pages, fill in the basic details on persons, places, events, institutions, battles, and campaigns. The bibliography directs readers to other sources of information.

Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810853867
Number of pages: 1702
Weight: 2331 g
Dimensions: 217 x 142 x 101 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
This massive reference work, in two volumes, offers a brief, but informative, entry for almost any term, person, or event one could imagine. * The Journal Of Military History *
...takes the lead as the preferred Civil War dictionary... * American Reference Books Annual, vol. 38 (2007) *
...an abridged version of Historical Dictionary of the Civil War, published in 2002 and called by some reviewers the best Civil War historical dictionary published thus far....Libraries that didn't purchase the 2002 dictionary...will find this to be a relative bargain at almost a quarter of the original's cost. * Booklist, 10/15/2006 *
This is a reprint of a 2002 work titled, Historical Dictionary of the Civil War (Scarecrow Press). In this two-volume reference prepared for the wide audience of Civil War historians, buffs, and students, Jones (history, U. of Louisiana) provides alengthy (75-page) introduction, giving a broad overview of the war and its origins and consequences. Then, alphabetically-arranged entries, ranging in length from a couple lines to a couple pages, identify and describe personnel, places, institutions, military engagements, weapons, and terminology pertaining to the conflict. A few b&w maps and a detailed chronology are included...A bibliographic essay accompanies the selective listing of Civil War books, which is arranged according to eight topical categories and occupies 58 pages; quarterly journals are also listed.. * Reference and Research Book News, August 2006 *
This is a reprint of a 2002 work titled, Historical Dictionary of the Civil War (Scarecrow Press). In this two-volume reference prepared for the wide audience of Civil War historians, buffs, and students, Jones (history, U. of Louisiana) provides a lengthy (75-page) introduction, giving a broad overview of the war and its origins and consequences. Then, alphabetically-arranged entries, ranging in length from a couple lines to a couple pages, identify and describe personnel, places, institutions, military engagements, weapons, and terminology pertaining to the conflict. A few b&w maps and a detailed chronology are included...A bibliographic essay accompanies the selective listing of Civil War books, which is arranged according to eight topical categories and occupies 58 pages; quarterly journals are also listed. * Reference and Research Book News, August 2006 *

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