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Civil War Almanac
  • Authored by: John C. Fredriksen
  • From the Series: Almanacs of American Wars
  • Trim Size: 7-3/8 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0816064598
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-6459-5
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $95.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 08/01/2007
  • Dewey Number: 973.702
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 864

Summary

The Civil War was a defining event in U.S. history—a time when Americans fought against one another to decide the fate of the nation.

The critically acclaimed Civil War Almanac contains a detailed, day-by-day chronology of the events and people of this monumental war, along with an A-to-Z dictionary offering biographical information on leading military and political figures involved in the conflict. Written by the author of the award-winning Revolutionary War Almanac, this comprehensive reference also contains numerous illustrations and maps, an appendix, and an extensive bibliography for further research.

Coverage includes:

  • Pierre G.T. Beauregard
  • Franklin Buchanan
  • John A.B. Dahlgren
  • Jefferson Davis
  • Jubal A. Early
  • David G. Farragut
  • Nathan B. Forrest
  • Ulysses S. Grant
  • Thomas J. Jackson
  • Robert E. Lee
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • George B. McClellan
  • George G. Meade
  • George E. Pickett
  • Philip H. Sheridan
  • William T. Sherman
  • J.E.B. Stuart
  • Joseph Wheeler.

 

Specifications

Black-and-white photographs and illustrations. Maps. Index. Appendix. Bibliography. Cross-references. Chronology.

About the Author(s)

John C. Fredriksen holds a Ph.D. in American history from Providence College. A freelance writer and researcher, he is the author of American Military Leaders and Facts On File's award-winning Revolutionary War Almanac. He resides in Rhode Island.

Reviews and Awards

"...a valuable reference..."


Booklist

"Entries are well written and are conveniently divided into geographical and topical categories...recommended for libraries and individuals with an interest in the Civil War."
American Reference Books Annual

"This attractive volume highlights military facets of the conflict...This work’s outstanding feature is the almanac...The sheer magnitude of the chronology (it is more than 600 pages) is impressive. Students can use this volume as a handy ready reference or for in-depth reports."
School Library Journal

"The information in this volume is both accessible and of high quality, making it an outstanding resource for any history researcher or Civil War buff. Highly recommended for academic and public library collections..."
Booklist

"...a good one-volume Civil War resource for both academic and public library collections. Recommended."
Choice

"...a noteworthy resource on the U.S. civil war...very well researched and useful for anyone investigating the war. It would do well in any library, but it will probably be most appreciated in an academic setting."
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