War Comes Again: Comparative Vistas on the Civil War and World War II (Gettysburg Civil War Institute Books)

War Comes Again: Comparative Vistas on the Civil War and World War II (Gettysburg Civil War Institute Books)

by David Eisenhower (Contributor), Gabor S . Boritt (Contributor)

Synopsis

BL The first direct comparison of America's participation in its two most significant wars - the Civil War and World War II A group of prominent historians provide an illuminating comparison of the two wars in a number of central areas.

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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Edition: UNKNOWN
Publisher: OUP USA
Published: 03 Aug 1995

ISBN 10: 019508845X
ISBN 13: 9780195088458

Media Reviews

The Civil War made America one nation. World War II made that nation a global power. Both had profound influence on the national character. Here, eleven notable historians compare the causes, conduct, and results of the two wars that Don Fehrenbacher calls 'along with the Revolution and the Constitutional founding, the major defining events in American history. --Tom Wicker, former New York Times columnist and author, JFK and LBJ: The Influence of Power upon Politics and One of Us: Richard Nixon and the American Dream


This collection of essays on diverse topics provides an interesting commentary on the two most bloody and socially transformative events in American history....The authors are all-star history talents, but the lesser known are no less adroit in commanding their material....As interpretive views, this volume best sits atop expansive collections of America's most written-and read-about wars. --Booklist


Author Bio

Gabor S. Boritt is Robert C. Fluhrer Professor of Civil War Studies and is Director of the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College. His books include Lincoln and the Economics of the American Dream, Why the Confederacy Lost, and Lincoln's Generals.