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The Civil War and the Limits of Destruction (Paperback)

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The Civil War is often portrayed as the most brutal war in America's history, a premonition of twentieth-century carnage. In challenging this view, Neely considers the war's destructiveness in a comparative context, revealing the sense of limit that guided the conduct of American soldiers and statesmen. The modern overemphasis on violence in Civil War literature has led many scholars to go too far in drawing close analogies with the twentieth century's "total war" and the grim guerrilla struggles of Vietnam.


Publisher Harvard Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780674045958
SKU 212573945
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0674045955
Release Date 5/1/2010
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0277
Publisher Harvard University Press
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