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This Mighty Scourge

Perspectives on the Civil War

by James M. McPherson

Hardcover, 260 pages, Oxford Univ Pr, List Price: $29.95 |


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A new collection of incisive, thought-provoking essays by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Battle Cry of Freedom offers a fresh perspective on diverse facets of the Civil War, with profiles of such figures as Harriet Tubman and Jesse James, analyses of Confederate and Union military strategy, and studies on such topics as presidential power, the myths and realities of the Confederacy, and more.

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