America Goes to War: The Civil War and Its Meaning in American Culture by Bruce CattonAmerica Goes to War: The Civil War and Its Meaning in American Culture by Bruce Catton

America Goes to War: The Civil War and Its Meaning in American Culture

byBruce Catton

Paperback | September 1, 1992

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A fascinating study of the first modern war and its effect on American Culture.
BRUCE CATTON was editor of American Heritage magazine author of the Pulitzer Prise-winning A Stillness at Appomattox (1953) and many other well-known books
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Title:America Goes to War: The Civil War and Its Meaning in American CultureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 1 × 1 × 0.68 inPublished:September 1, 1992Publisher:Wesleyan University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0819560162

ISBN - 13:9780819560162

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Table of Contents

Introduction
The First Modern War
The Politics of War
The Citizen Soldier
Making Hard War
The Era of Suspicion
The General as President
The Heritage of Victory
Index

From Our Editors

The Civil War was the first of world's really modern wars. That is what gives it its terrible significance. For the great fact about modern war, greater even than its frightful destructiveness and its calculated, carefully-applied inhumanity, is that it never goes where the men who start it intend that it shall go.

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“Stimulating reading for those who wish to explore the Civil War beyond the smoke of battle.”—Houston Post