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The West Point History of the Civil War Enhanced Edition

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The West Point History of the Civil War Enhanced Edition, available at www.westpointhistoryofwarfare.com, is an unprecedented interactive history experience designed for Apple, Android, and Windows devices. Commissioned by the United States Military Academy and used by West Point cadets and faculty in class, The West Point History of the Civil War Enhanced Edition features: – 34 Animated campaign and battle maps (among 65 new maps) – 75+ Interactives, including - Animated timelines, - Data visualization, - Tactics and organization, - Annotated soldier illustrations, - Primary source excerpts highlighting soldier experiences, and - Full-length biographies of key Civil War figures, as well as – 6 Chapters authored by 4 preeminent historians and – 100s of digitally curated primary source documents, works of art, political cartoons, and more... This Enhanced Edition represents not only the definitive military history of the Civil War, but also a technological and pedagogical leap forward in the way readers learn and enjoy history. The United States Military Academy at West Point has created military history texts for its cadets since 1836. For the first time in over twenty years, the Academy has authorized a new military history series that will bear the name West Point. The West Point History of the Civil War is the first of that series, The West Point History of Warfare, and for the first time ever, Rowan Technology Solutions is bringing this interactive learning experience to you as well as to the West Point cadets. Over the next two years, the entire series, from Ancient Greece to Iraq and Afghanistan will be available to everyone. Both the print and enhanced editions draw on the expertise of preeminent historians commissioned by West Point, present hundreds of maps uniquely created by cartographers under West Point’s direction, and include hundreds of images, many created specifically for this volume or selected from West Point archives. Offering careful analysis of the political context of military decisions, The West Point History of the Civil War is singularly brilliant at introducing the generals and officer corps of both Union and Confederacy while explaining the tactics, decisions, and consequences of individual battles and the ebb and flow of the war. For two years it has been beta-tested, vetted, and polished by cadets, West Point faculty, West Point graduates, and the Rowan team, and the results are clear: this is the best military history of its kind available anywhere.