How Civil Wars Start Book
Score: 4
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How Civil Wars Start


  • Author : Barbara F. Walter
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release Date : 2022-01-11
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 321
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593137796

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A leading political scientist examines the dramatic rise in violent extremism around the globe and sounds the alarm on the increasing likelihood of a second civil war in the United States “Required reading for anyone invested in preserving our 246-year experiment in self-government.”—The New York Times Book Review ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF 2022 SO FAR: Esquire, Financial Times Political violence rips apart several towns in southwest Texas. A far-right militia plots to kidnap the governor of Michigan and try her for treason. An armed mob of Trump supporters and conspiracy theorists storms the U.S. Capitol. Are these isolated incidents? Or is this the start of something bigger? Barbara F. Walter has spent her career studying civil conflict in places like Iraq, Ukraine, and Sri Lanka, but now she has become increasingly worried about her own country. Perhaps surprisingly, both autocracies and healthy democracies are largely immune from civil war; it’s the countries in the middle ground that are most vulnerable. And this is where more and more countries, including the United States, are finding themselves today. Over the last two decades, the number of active civil wars around the world has almost doubled. Walter reveals the warning signs—where wars tend to start, who initiates them, what triggers them—and why some countries tip over into conflict while others remain stable. Drawing on the latest international research and lessons from over twenty countries, Walter identifies the crucial risk factors, from democratic backsliding to factionalization and the politics of resentment. A civil war today won’t look like America in the 1860s, Russia in the 1920s, or Spain in the 1930s. It will begin with sporadic acts of violence and terror, accelerated by social media. It will sneak up on us and leave us wondering how we could have been so blind. In this urgent and insightful book, Walter redefines civil war for a new age, providing t

The Next Civil War Book
Score: 2
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The Next Civil War


  • Author : Stephen Marche
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2022-01-04
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781982123239

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The United States is coming to an end. The only question is how. “Should be required reading for anyone interested in preserving our 246-year experiment in self-government.” —The New York Times Book Review * “Well researched and eloquently presented.” —The Atlantic * “It’s not a matter of if but when: A civil war is on the way...In a time of torment, this is a book well worth reading.” —Kirkus Reviews In this deeply researched work of speculative nonfiction that reads like Ezra Klein’s Why We’re Polarized crossed with David Wallace-Wells’s The Uninhabitable Earth, a celebrated journalist takes a fiercely divided America and imagines five chilling scenarios that lead to its collapse, based on in-depth interviews with experts of all kinds. On a small two-lane bridge in a rural county that loathes the federal government, the US Army uses lethal force to end a standoff with hard-right anti-government patriots. Inside an ordinary diner, a disaffected young man with a handgun takes aim at the American president stepping in for an impromptu photo-op, and a bullet splits the hyper-partisan country into violently opposed mourners and revelers. In New York City, a Category 2 hurricane plunges entire neighborhoods underwater and creates millions of refugees overnight—a blow that comes on the heels of a financial crash and years of catastrophic droughts— and tips America over the edge into ruin. These nightmarish scenarios are just three of the five possibilities most likely to spark devastating chaos in the United States that are brought to life in The Next Civil War, a chilling and deeply researched work of speculative nonfiction. Drawing upon sophisticated predictive models and nearly two hundred interviews with experts—civil war scholars, military leaders, law enforcement officials, secret service agents, agricultural specialists, environmentalists, war historians, and political scientists—journalist Stephen Marche predicts the terrifying f

The American Civil War Book
Score: 3.5
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The American Civil War


  • Author : John Keegan
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2009-10-20
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307273147

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The greatest military historian of our time gives a peerless account of America’s most bloody, wrenching, and eternally fascinating war. In this magesterial history and national bestseller, John Keegan shares his original and perceptive insights into the psychology, ideology, demographics, and economics of the American Civil War. Illuminated by Keegan’s knowledge of military history he provides a fascinating look at how command and the slow evolution of its strategic logic influenced the course of the war. Above all, The American Civil War gives an intriguing account of how the scope of the conflict combined with American geography to present a uniquely complex and challenging battle space. Irresistibly written and incisive in its analysis, this is an indispensable account of America’s greatest conflict.

Colonial Institutions and Civil War Book

Colonial Institutions and Civil War


  • Author : Shivaji Mukherjee
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-06-03
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 415
  • ISBN 10 : 9781108844994

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Colonial Institutions and Civil War Excerpt :

Shows how colonial indirect rule and land tenure institutions create state weakness, ethnic inequality and insurgency in India, and around the world.

This Republic of Suffering Book
Score: 4
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This Republic of Suffering


  • Author : Drew Gilpin Faust
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2009-01-06
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 370
  • ISBN 10 : 9780375703836

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • An "extraordinary ... profoundly moving" history of the American Civil War that reveals the ways that death on such a scale changed not only individual lives but the life of the nation. More than 600,000 soldiers lost their lives in the American Civil War. An equivalent proportion of today's population would be six million. In This Republic of Suffering, Drew Gilpin Faust describes how the survivors managed on a practical level and how a deeply religious culture struggled to reconcile the unprecedented carnage with its belief in a benevolent God. Throughout, the voices of soldiers and their families, of statesmen, generals, preachers, poets, surgeons, nurses, northerners and southerners come together to give us a vivid understanding of the Civil War's most fundamental and widely shared reality.

Civil Wars Book
Score: 4
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Civil Wars


  • Author : David Armitage
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-02-03
  • Genre: Civil war
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN 10 : 9780300149821

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Civil Wars Excerpt :

A highly original history, tracing civil war, the least understood and most intractable form of organized human aggression, from Ancient Rome through the centuries to present day.

American Civil Wars Book

American Civil Wars


  • Author : Don H. Doyle
  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • Release Date : 2017-02-02
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781469631103

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American Civil Wars takes readers beyond the battlefields and sectional divides of the U.S. Civil War to view the conflict from outside the national arena of the United States. Contributors position the American conflict squarely in the context of a wider transnational crisis across the Atlantic world, marked by a multitude of civil wars, European invasions and occupations, revolutionary independence movements, and slave uprisings—all taking place in the tumultuous decade of the 1860s. The multiple conflicts described in these essays illustrate how the United States' sectional strife was caught up in a larger, complex struggle in which nations and empires on both sides of the Atlantic vied for the control of the future. These struggles were all part of a vast web, connecting not just Washington and Richmond but also Mexico City, Havana, Santo Domingo, and Rio de Janeiro and--on the other side of the Atlantic--London, Paris, Madrid, and Rome. This volume breaks new ground by charting a hemispheric upheaval and expanding Civil War scholarship into the realms of transnational and imperial history. American Civil Wars creates new connections between the uprisings and civil wars in and outside of American borders and places the United States within a global context of other nations. Contributors: Matt D. Childs, University of South Carolina Anne Eller, Yale University Richard Huzzey, University of Liverpool Howard Jones, University of Alabama Patrick J. Kelly, University of Texas at San Antonio Rafael de Bivar Marquese, University of Sao Paulo Erika Pani, College of Mexico Hilda Sabato, University of Buenos Aires Steve Sainlaude, University of Paris IV Sorbonne Christopher Schmidt-Nowara, Tufts University Jay Sexton, University of Oxford

The American Civil War Book

The American Civil War


  • Author : Peter J. Parish
  • Publisher : In the Hands of a Child
  • Release Date : 1975
  • Genre: United States
  • Pages : 82
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

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The American Civil War Excerpt :

Presents information about the American Civil War (1861-1865). Offers access to a timeline, state battle flags, battle statistics, books, music, games, Confederate flags, and biographies. Discusses the battles and women in the war.

Civil War in Syria Book

Civil War in Syria


  • Author : Adam Baczko
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-11-30
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781108420808

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The first comprehensive field-based study of the Syrian conflict, introducing a seminal approach to civil wars.

The Origins of the American Civil War Book

The Origins of the American Civil War


  • Author : Brian Holden Reid
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-09-25
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 456
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317871941

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The Origins of the American Civil War Excerpt :

The American Civil War (1861-65) was the bloodiest war of the nineteenth century and its impact continues to be felt today. It, and its origins have been studied more intensively than any other period in American history, yet it remains profoundly controversial. Brian Holden Reid's formidable volume is a major contribution to this ongoing historical debate. Based on a wealth of primary research, it examines every aspect of the origins of the conflict and addresses key questions such as was it an avoidable tragedy, or a necessary catharsis for a divided nation? How far was slavery the central issue? Why should the conflict have errupted into violence and why did it not escalate into world war?

The English Civil Wars Book
Score: 3.5
From 3 Ratings

The English Civil Wars


  • Author : Blair Worden
  • Publisher : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
  • Release Date : 2009-11-19
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9780297857594

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The English Civil Wars Excerpt :

A brilliant appraisal of the Civil War and its long-term consequences, by an acclaimed historian. The political upheaval of the mid-seventeenth century has no parallel in English history. Other events have changed the occupancy and the powers of the throne, but the conflict of 1640-60 was more dramatic: the monarchy and the House of Lords were abolished, to be replaced by a republic and military rule. In this wonderfully readable account, Blair Worden explores the events of this period and their origins - the war between King and Parliament, the execution of Charles I, Cromwell's rule and the Restoration - while aiming to reveal something more elusive: the motivations of contemporaries on both sides and the concerns of later generations.

The American Civil War  1861 1865 Book

The American Civil War 1861 1865


  • Author : Reid Mitchell
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-11-14
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 162
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317882404

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The American Civil War 1861 1865 Excerpt :

The American Civil War caused upheaval and massive private bereavement, but the years 1861-1865 also defined a great nation. This book provides a concise introduction to events from the secession to the end of the war. It focuses on the military progress of the war Union and Confederate politics social change - particularly the emancipation of North American slaves The social history associated with the war is dealt with alongside the familiar military and political events. This inclusive approach allows the reader to consider equally the history of men and women, blacks and whites in the conflict. It deals with both the Union and the Confederacy, integrating the latest literature on the war and society into a clear account. The book concludes with an assessment of emancipation, the rebuilding of the economy, and the war's consequences. An array of primary documents supports the text, together with a chronology, glossary and Who's Who guide to key figures.

The Coming Civil War Book

The Coming Civil War


  • Author : Tom Kawczynski
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Release Date : 2018-08-28
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 395
  • ISBN 10 : 1719921466

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War is coming. The first skirmishes are already being fought. The crisis America faces is between two incompatible visions of the future, and a nation sharply divided between them. Will we become this diverse beacon of tolerance where we forget our past and embrace socialism and political correctness? Or, will we stand for our traditional beliefs, values, liberty, and sovereign government as free citizens our Founders did? Between these two paths, it becomes clearer each day no happy compromise exists to be reached, and as the arguments become more heated and the fights spill into the street, this battle to define America for generations to come is just beginning. To understand the reasons for the fight, the players shaping this conflict, the groups who will be on each side, and what this potentially means for your family and our nation, this brutally candid account offers a vital glimpse toward dark days ahead.

A Very Civil War Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

A Very Civil War


  • Author : Joachim Remak
  • Publisher : Westview Press
  • Release Date : 1993-08-17
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015029896522

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A Very Civil War Excerpt :

A Very Civil War is the first complete account of the important but much neglected story of Switzerland’s civil war of 1847. Fought over issues similar to those of the American Civil War, the comparative “civility” of the Swiss war—there were fewer than one hundred casualties—is remarkable. Indeed, a war that might have destroyed Swiss union instead contributed to a sense of cohesion and established a firm foundation for modern Swiss society.

The Generals  Civil War Book

The Generals Civil War


  • Author : Stephen Cushman
  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • Release Date : 2021-09-15
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781469665023

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In December 1885, under the watchful eye of Mark Twain, the publishing firm of Charles L. Webster and Company released the first volume of the Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant. With a second volume published in March 1886, Grant's memoirs became a popular sensation. Seeking to capitalize on Grant's success and interest in earlier reminiscences by Joseph E. Johnston, William T. Sherman, and Richard Taylor, other Civil War generals such as George B. McClellan and Philip H. Sheridan soon followed suit. Some hewed more closely to Grant's model than others, and their points of similarity and divergence left readers increasingly fascinated with the history and meaning of the nation's great conflict. The writings also dovetailed with a rising desire to see the full sweep of American history chronicled, as its citizens looked to the start of a new century. Professional historians engaged with the memoirs as an important foundation for this work. In this insightful book, Stephen Cushman considers Civil War generals' memoirs as both historical and literary works, revealing how they remain vital to understanding the interaction of memory, imagination, and the writing of American history. Cushman shows how market forces shaped the production of the memoirs and, therefore, memories of the war itself; how audiences have engaged with the works to create ideas of history that fit with time and circumstance; and what these texts tell us about current conflicts over the history and meanings of the Civil War.