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The Destructive War

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The Destructive War by Charles Royster
Sep 14, 2011 | 560 Pages
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    Jan 11, 1993 | 560 Pages

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"Royster’s intriguing analyses fill every page with new information and offer a fresh interpretation of our bloodiest conflict…exhaustively researched, artistically written, brilliantly argued."

— Boston Globe

"Parts of The Destructive War are as good as anything written…during the last generation…a masterful narrative."

— Washington Post Book World

"A fascinating history of the ideas held by the people who fought the war…fresh, intriguing, philosophical." — Detroit Free Press

"An illuminating interpretation." — Wall Street Journal

Winner of the Lincoln Prize


Bancroft Prize WINNER 1992

Charles S. Sydnor Award WINNER 1992

Lincoln Prize WINNER 1992

Table Of Contents

List of Illustrations

1. The Destruction of Columbia

2. The Aggressive War: Jackson

3. The Aggressive War: Sherman

4. The Anomalous War

5. The Death of Stonewall

6. The Vicarious War

7. The Battle of Kennesaw Mountain

8. The Destructive War
Part I: The Last Year
—Part II: The War and the Future of the Nation

9. The Grand Review

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