The American Civil War - Ian F. W. BeckettAlan Sutton, 1994, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
2nd printing. [First Published: 1993] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;
From the cover: “The American Civil War was one of the most significant conflicts of the nineteenth century. Many books have been written about it, but never before has such a comprehensive narrative account been told by those who witnessed events. The Times reports were filed by the paper’s correspondents — Antonio Gallenga, Francis Lawley, Charles Mackay and W. H. Russell — whose preconceptions and prejudices are clarified in Dr Beckett’s wide-ranging and scholarly introduction. The reports themselves are linked by a commentary that serves to place them in context, embracing not only the battles and campaigns but also the social and political background to the conflict. A further dimension is added by the inclusion of over sixty illustrations; many of them previously unpublished contemporary photographs, and maps showing the eastern and western theatres of war.”