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Civil War in the American West

Civil War in the American West

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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)
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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