ACW History

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ACW History

Postby An Absent Humphrey » Wed May 15, 2013 6:00 pm

I'm looking for a good one-volume history of the American civil war.
I want some depth to it, but I want it to be readable and not too turgid.
Any recommendations?
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Re: ACW History

Postby fear_the_squirrels » Wed May 15, 2013 6:15 pm

Battlecry of Freedom by James McPherson. Didn't feel like a dry read at all and covers from before the ACW (By about a decade or so, if I remember correctly) till very slightly afterwards. So you don't get the after effects as much as the run up to it.

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Re: ACW History

Postby Levied Troop » Fri May 17, 2013 5:14 pm

That. Pretty definitive work since 1988.
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Re: ACW History

Postby Ricey » Fri May 17, 2013 5:50 pm

McPherson is where you want to be for the history, I'd also recommend Brent nosworthy's bloody crucible of courage if you want more on the history of military science during the period.

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Re: ACW History

Postby An Absent Humphrey » Sat May 18, 2013 7:33 am

Thanks, chaps.
I picked up a good clean copy of Battlecray of Freedom in a second hand bookshop in Canterbury for just £2.99 yesterday!
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