Shades of Blue and Gray (Harvest Book)

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With its penetrating analyses and masterly synthesis of current scholarship, this “wonderfully clear and concise” book gives readers “the best brief military history of the Civil War available” (George Rable, author of The Confederate Republic and Civil Wars). Black-and-white photographs; maps.

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Herman Hattaway analyzes the Civil War with an emphasis on contemporary advances in military technology and their effects on behavior in the field. Ulysses Grant was speaking nearly literally when he wrote, "the iron gauntlet must be used more than the silken glove to destroy the Confederacy"; in the end, Hattaway demonstrates, it was superior iron and steel that won the Union cause. He examines the development and use of submarines, mines, automatic weapons, balloons, and especially rifles and artillery, which became so accurate in time that contending armies took to trench warfare. Battle by battle, Hattaway retraces the grim course of the war, yielding a helpful introduction to its history, complete with abundant notes and suggested readings.

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Herman Hattaway is a professor of history at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and a widely known and respected Civil War historian.

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