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The American Civil War - A Military History-logo

The American Civil War - A Military History

John Keegan

For the past half century, John Keegan, the greatest military historian of our time, has been returning to the scenes of America's most bloody and wrenching war to ponder its lingering conundrums: the continuation of fighting for four years between such vastly mismatched sides; the dogged persistence of ill-trained, ill-equipped, and often malnourished combatants; the effective absence of decisive battles among some two to three hundred known to us by name. Now Keegan examines these and other puzzles with a peerless understanding of warfare, uncovering dimensions of the conflict that have eluded earlier historiography. While offering original and perceptive insights into psychology, ideology, demographics, and economics, Keegan reveals the war's hidden shape-a consequence of leadership, the evolution of strategic logic, and, above all, geography, the Rosetta Stone of his legendary decipherments of all great battles. The American topography, Keegan argues, presented a battle space of complexity and challenges virtually unmatched before or since. Out of a succession of mythic but chaotic engagements, he weaves an irresistible narrative illuminated with comparisons to the Napoleonic Wars, the First World War, and other conflicts. The American Civil War is sure to be hailed as a definitive account of its eternally fascinating subject. From the Hardcover edition.

For the past half century, John Keegan, the greatest military historian of our time, has been returning to the scenes of America's most bloody and wrenching war to ponder its lingering conundrums: the continuation of fighting for four years between such vastly mismatched sides; the dogged persistence of ill-trained, ill-equipped, and often malnourished combatants; the effective absence of decisive battles among some two to three hundred known to us by name. Now Keegan examines these and other puzzles with a peerless understanding of warfare, uncovering dimensions of the conflict that have eluded earlier historiography. While offering original and perceptive insights into psychology, ideology, demographics, and economics, Keegan reveals the war's hidden shape-a consequence of leadership, the evolution of strategic logic, and, above all, geography, the Rosetta Stone of his legendary decipherments of all great battles. The American topography, Keegan argues, presented a battle space of complexity and challenges virtually unmatched before or since. Out of a succession of mythic but chaotic engagements, he weaves an irresistible narrative illuminated with comparisons to the Napoleonic Wars, the First World War, and other conflicts. The American Civil War is sure to be hailed as a definitive account of its eternally fascinating subject. From the Hardcover edition.
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History

Description:

For the past half century, John Keegan, the greatest military historian of our time, has been returning to the scenes of America's most bloody and wrenching war to ponder its lingering conundrums: the continuation of fighting for four years between such vastly mismatched sides; the dogged persistence of ill-trained, ill-equipped, and often malnourished combatants; the effective absence of decisive battles among some two to three hundred known to us by name. Now Keegan examines these and other puzzles with a peerless understanding of warfare, uncovering dimensions of the conflict that have eluded earlier historiography. While offering original and perceptive insights into psychology, ideology, demographics, and economics, Keegan reveals the war's hidden shape-a consequence of leadership, the evolution of strategic logic, and, above all, geography, the Rosetta Stone of his legendary decipherments of all great battles. The American topography, Keegan argues, presented a battle space of complexity and challenges virtually unmatched before or since. Out of a succession of mythic but chaotic engagements, he weaves an irresistible narrative illuminated with comparisons to the Napoleonic Wars, the First World War, and other conflicts. The American Civil War is sure to be hailed as a definitive account of its eternally fascinating subject. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Robin Sachs

Length:

16h 44m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:59


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

09:01


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:23


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:43


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:54


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:20


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:12


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:21


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:13


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:24


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:09


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:53


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:41


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:40


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:59


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:59


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:25


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:16


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:31


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:20


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:46


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:43


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:30


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:05


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:00


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:55


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:26


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:59


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:32


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:48


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:44


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:23


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:11


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:35


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:29


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:07


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:12


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:30


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:00


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:04


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:36


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:25


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:23


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:19


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:31


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:49


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:05


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:47


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:48


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:50


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:10


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

08:30


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:43


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:11


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:02


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:34


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:26


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:23


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:32


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:09


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:44


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:06


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:01


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:32


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

08:01


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:19


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:48


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:17


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:55


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:14


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:18


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:07


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:42


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:26


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:37


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:50


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:42


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

08:18


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:32


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:19


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:09


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:04


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

08:01


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

08:07


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

08:15


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:42


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

07:10


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:48


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

07:39


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:29


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:55


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

06:17


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:37


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

06:44


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

07:23


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

07:42


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

06:26


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

07:41


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

05:51


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

06:25


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

06:06


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

05:12


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

07:41


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

07:22


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

05:48


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:30


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

06:14


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

06:11


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

07:24


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

06:02


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

06:29


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

05:47


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

07:33


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

05:39


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

05:43


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

05:26


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

06:26


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

06:26


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

07:07


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

06:27


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

05:44


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

04:23


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

06:58


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

06:23


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

06:07


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

05:04


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

06:03


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

06:51


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

05:59


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

06:42


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

06:10


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

06:21


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

08:00


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

07:47


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

06:20


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

05:53


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

06:30


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

04:57


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

05:44


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

05:15


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

04:42


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

05:38


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

06:08


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

06:37


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

05:16


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

06:18


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

05:20


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

06:38


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

05:41


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

05:57


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

04:26


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

00:33