This Terrible War, Second Edition Michael Fellman, Lesley J. Gordon, and Daniel E. Sutherland I find This Terrible Warto have a superior mix of military, social, economic, and political coverage. Indeed, the book is so well written and organized that I no longer believe that I have to cover a bit of everything in my lectures. The text can introduce students to aspects of the war without my having to worry that its coverage is incomplete. --John Fowler, Kennesaw State University Absorbing and accessible, This Terrible Warexamines the American Civil War and its aftermath by exploring the central themes and events of the period and challenging many traditional views about the war that nearly tore the country in two. Beyond the battlefield, the authors devote attention to the home front, social issues, and economics from antebellum times to Reconstruction, with a wide range of personal stories -from Generals to common soldiers. Features “Margin Glosses”help students identify the central themes and topics of the chapter as they read, without interrupting the narrative. Excerpts from primary sources, including diaries, songs, and newspaper articles, are dispersed throughout the text, giving students insight into individual experiences. New to this Edition An enhanced and energized narrativeprovides an even more concise, clear, and contextualized text. A reorganized and significantly revised opening chapter on pre-1840s America provides political, social, and economic background for the political crisis to come. Revised maps provide more geographical detail and clarify troop movements and military strategies. An Expanded Epilogueon Civil War memory and its legacy connects the past to present-day events and issues. Updated scholarship and a revised bibliographykeep the book current and relevant with the most recent contributions to the field. Visit us at www.ablongman.com/historyFellman, Michael is the author of 'This Terrible War The Civil War And Its Aftermath', published 2007 under ISBN 9780321389602 and ISBN 0321389603.