The West Point History of the Civil War
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The West Point History of the Civil War

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The definitive military history of the Civil War, featuring the same exclusive images, tactical maps, and expert analysis commissioned by The United States Military Academy to teach the history of the art of war to West Point cadets. The United States Military Academy at West Point is the gold standard for military history and the operational art of war. West Point has created military history texts for its cadets since 1836. For the first time in over forty years, the United States Military Academy has authorized a new military history series that will bear the name West Point. That text has been updated repeatedly, but now it has been completely rewritten and The West Point History of the Civil War is the first volume to result in a new series of military histories authorized by West Point. The West Point History of the Civil War combines the expertise of preeminent historians commissioned by West Point, hundreds of maps uniquely created by cartographers under West Point's direction, and hundreds of images, many created for this volume or selected from West Point archives. Offering careful analysis of the political context of military decisions, The West Point History of the Civil War is singularly brilliant at introducing the generals and officer corps of both Union and Confederacy, while explaining the tactics, decisions, and consequences of individual battles and the ebb and flow of the war. For two years it has been beta-tested, vetted, and polished by cadets, West Point faculty, and West Point graduates and the results are clear: This is the best military history of its kind available anywhere.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 432 pages
  • 218 x 277 x 41mm | 1,905g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Maps; Illustrations, color; Illustrations, black and white
  • 1476782628
  • 9781476782621
  • 1,191,922

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"The West Point History of the Civil War is masterfully crafted and essential reading for students of the civil war. Leaders will benefit from its deep insights into the key decisions and critical turning points."--General (ret.) Stan McChrystal, former commander of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan and author of My Share of the Task
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