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Introduction and chronology; Background to War; Warring sides; The fighting; Portrait of a soldier; The world around war; Portrait of a civilian; How the period ended; Conclusion and consequences
Stephen D. Engle is professor of history at Florida Atlantic University. He is the author of many books and articles on the Civil War, particularly the war in the western theater, including biographies of German-American Franz Sigel (Yankee Dutchman, 1993, reprint 1999) and Union General Don Carlos Buell (Most Promising of All, 1999). His forthcoming work. Struggle for the Heartland, a volume in the "Great Campaigns of the Civil War," focuses on the early phase of the Civil War in the West. He has lectured both in the United States and in Germany and is currently engaged in research for a book on Lincoln and the War Governors.