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Civil Wars

Author : David Armitage
ISBN : 9780300149821
Genre : Civil war
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A highly original history of the least understood and most intractable form of organised human aggression, from ancient Rome to our present conflict-ridden world We think we know civil war when we see it. Yet ideas of what it is, and isn't, have a long and contested history. Defining the term is acutely political, for ideas about what makes a war "civil" often depend on whether one is ruler or rebel, victor or vanquished, sufferer or outsider; it can also shape a conflict's outcome, determining whether external powers are involved or stand aside. From the American Revolution to the Iraq war, pivotal decisions have hung on such shifts of perspective. The West's age of civil war may be over, but elsewhere it has exploded - from the Balkans to Rwanda, Burundi, Somalia, Sri Lanka and, most recently, Syria. And the language of civil war has burgeoned as democratic politics has become more violently fought. This book's unique perspective on the roots, dynamics and shaping force of civil war will be essential to our ongoing struggles with this seemingly interminable problem.

The Civil War

Author : Bruce Catton
ISBN : 0828103054
Genre : United States
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This book is a fast-moving, dramatic narrative. Catton, a leading historian of the Civil War, vividly describes the armies involved and battles fought. His account of battles is carefully interwoven with the political activities of the Union and Confederate armies and diplomatic efforts overseas.

Music Of The Civil War Era

Author : Steven Cornelius
ISBN : 0313320810
Genre : History
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Examines the popular songs of the Civil War and those who composed and played them, includes biographies of musicians of the era and a dictionary of Civil War music.

Civil Wars Insecurity And Intervention

Author : Barbara F. Walter
ISBN : 0231116276
Genre : Political Science
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Since the end of the Cold War, a series of costly civil wars, many of them ethnic conflicts, have dominated the international security agenda. This volume offers a detailed examination of four recent interventions by the international community.

The American Civil War

Author : Steven E. Woodworth
ISBN : 0313290199
Genre : History
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Given in memory of Lt. Charles Britton Hudson, CSA & Sgt. William Henry Harrison Edge, CSA by Eugene Edge III.

The Legacy Of The Civil War

Author : Robert Penn Warren
ISBN : 0803298013
Genre : History
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In this elegant book, the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer explores the manifold ways in which the Civil War changed the United States forever. He confronts its costs, not only human (six hundred thousand men killed) and economic (beyond reckoning) but social and psychological. He touches on popular misconceptions, including some concerning Abraham Lincoln and the issue of slavery. The war in all its facets “grows in our consciousness,” arousing complex emotions and leaving “a gallery of great human images for our contemplation.”

Civil Wars

Author : Marie Olson Lounsbery
ISBN : 0802096727
Genre : History
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"Clearly the best single volume treatment of civil war now available. This is an admirable synthesis and analysis of theoretical, historical, statistical, and case study literatures. Useful as a textbook at the undergraduate and graduate level." - Roy Licklider, Rutgers University

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