University of North Carolina Press
While it’s generally acknowledged that the American Civil War (April 12, 1861 – April 9, 1865) was the world’s first modern war, the myriad nuanced characteristics that earned the conflict such a designation may not be as well-known. In A Campaign of Giants: The Battle for Petersburg, Volume One, From the Crossing of the James to the Crater, author A. Wilson Greene peels away the layers of General Ulysses S. Grant’s Overland Campaign (lasting from spring and into the summer of 1864) to expose the realities that made the Civil War progressively more horrible in its lethality and impact...
Johnson, Fred L.
"A Campaign of Giants: The Battle for Petersburg, Volume One, From the Crossing of the James to the Crater,"
Civil War Book Review: Vol. 22
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lsu.edu/cwbr/vol22/iss2/16