Subjects Freshman Year Reading African American Studies African Studies American Studies Anthropology Art, Film, Music and Architecture Asian Studies Business and Economics Criminology Education Environmental Studies Foreign Language Instructional Materials Gender Studies History Irish Studies Jewish Studies Latin American & Caribbean Studies Law and Legal Studies Literature and Drama Literature in Spanish Media Issues, Journalism and Communication Middle East Studies Native American Studies Philosophy Political Science Psychology Reference Religion Russian and Eastern European Studies Science and Mathematics Sociology Study Aids


E-Newsletters: Click here to be notified of new titles in your field
Click here to request Desk/Exam copies
Freshman Year Reading
View Our Award Winners
Click here to view our Catalogs
Civil War in the American West

Civil War in the American West

Upgrade to the Flash 9 viewer for enhanced content, including the ability to browse & search through your favorite titles.
Click here to learn more!

Order Exam Copy
  • About this Book
E-Mail this Page Print this Page
Add This - Civil War in the American West

Written by Alvin M. Josephy, Jr.Author Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Alvin M. Josephy, Jr.

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
  •  
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • On Sale: July 27, 1993
  • Price: $23.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-679-74003-2 (0-679-74003-1)
about this book

In this powerful work of scholarship Josephy recounts the history of the "other" Civil War that raged on the largely unsettled Western frontier: of the U.S. army's brutal campaigns against the Plains Indians, of a Cherokee guerrilla leader who was the last Confederate general to surrender--two months after Appomattox, of the Yankee armada that foundered in the bayous of Louisiana.  

"In this important new book...Mr. Josephy again serves justice with his clear-eyed, even-handed scholarship....[A] powerfully wrought narrative."--The New York Times Book Review

Table of Contents

Part One: The Glory Road to New Mexico
1. "Texas...Texas"
2. Up the Rio Grande
3. Gettysburg of the West

Part Two: Anguish of the Northern Plains
4. Red Morning on the Minnesota
5. Columns of Vengeance

Part Three: The Ordeal of General Banks
6. Of Ships and Mud
7. "The Earth Will Shake and the Wool Fly"

Part Four: War on the Western Trails
8. Agents of Manifest Destiny
9. The Iron Fist

Part Five: Wasteland
10. The Way to Pea Ridge
11. Fading Trumpets