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												The Longest Night: A Military History of the Civil War by  David J EICHER
	 - First Edition
			 - 2001
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The Longest Night: A Military History of the Civil War

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The Longest Night: A Military History of the Civil War

by EICHER, David J

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  • hardcover
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ISBN 10
0684849445
ISBN 13
9780684849447
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New York: Simon & Schuster. Near Fine in Fine dust jacket. 2001. First Edition. Hardcover. 0684849445 . A first printing of David J. Eicher's detailed analysis of the chief military battles of the American Civil War. The accounts of the conflicts are presented chronologically and in a lucid, highly readable style. With 81 maps by Lee Vande Visse and a foreword by James M. McPherson in this hefty work. --- In tan and brown paper-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling. Dust jacket with sepia front panel photo of men on a battlefield, apparently during a respite from fighting. --- A clean, tightly-bound, bright copy but with slight smudge to textblock lower edge. unclipped dust jacket also in great shape and wrapped in removable archival mylar protector. (NOTE: Due to the weight of this item, extra shipping charges may be requested for any shipment other than by USPS Media Mail in the US.); Tall Octavo - 9 to 10 in. tall; 990 pages .

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In this compelling new account of the American Civil War, noted historian David Eicher gives us an authoritative history of battle from the first shots at Fort Sumter to Lee's surrender at Appomattox. As a strictly military history, The Longest Night covers hundreds of engagements, both well known and obscure, including the oft-neglected Western theater and naval actions along the coasts and rivers. The result is a gripping popular history that will fascinate anyone just learning about the Civil War while offering more than a few surprises for longtime students. Drawing on hundreds of sources and excerpts from correspondence by those who fought the war, The Longest Night conveys a real sense of life -- and death -- on the battlefield. In addition, Eicher analyzes each side's evolving strategy; examines the tactics of Lee, Grant, Johnston, and Sherman; and discusses significant topics such as prisons, railroads, shipbuilding, clandestine operations, and the role of African-Americans in the war. This is an indispensable chronicle of the war that James M. McPherson, in the Foreword, calls "the most dramatic, violent, and fateful experience in American history."

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bookseller
Bluebird Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
85067
Title
The Longest Night: A Military History of the Civil War
Author
EICHER, David J
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Near Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0684849445
ISBN 13
9780684849447
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
2001
Keywords
0684849445
Bookseller catalogs
>>American History & Politics; >>Civil War (U.S.); >>Military and Military Leaders;

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