The American Civil War
- A Military History
- Narrated by: Robin Sachs
- Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 10-20-09
- Language: English
- Publisher: Random House Audio
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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.
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By Alexandre on 11-07-09
John Keegan continues in his flawless study of military history. He gives a thorough account of the America before the civil war, the political, social and economic scenario and also keeps his touch when describing the bloody battles involved
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By Mike on 11-27-09
American Civil War from a British point of view
Another winner by preeminent historian Keegan. The reader's English accent and odd pronunciations of names, such as 'Potomac', emphasizes that this is intended to be an impartial evaluation of the American Civil War. I really like how the writer describes English roots of some parts of the Civil War military tradition.
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