America's bloodiest war was fought, not against a foreign enemy, but family against family, brother against brother, North versus South. After five long years of battlefield carnage, the institution of slavery was finally abolished and the Union preserved. In the process, many of America's now legendary figures rose to prominence—President Abraham Lincoln and Generals Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee among them. Here in the full-color Civil War, Revised Edition, all of the human conflicts of that war, both political and military, on land and at sea, are described in vivid and sometimes harrowing detail. Readers will also gain an understanding of the military tactics and innovative equipment used during battle.
Full-color and black-and-white photographs and illustrations. Full-color maps. Sidebars. Glossary. Further reading. Index.
About the Author(s)
Michael Golay has a master's degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Indiana. He is a freelance writer and journalist who has worked for newspapers on both the East and West Coasts. He is the author of other works on U.S. history, including To Gettysburg and Beyond, A Ruined Land: The End to the Civil War, which was a finalist for the prestigious Lincoln Prize in American History in 2000, and Facts On File's William Faulkner A to Z.