Table of Contents
   List of Mapsp. ix
   Acknowledgmentsp. xi
   Introductionp. 1
   Policy and Warp. 13
   The Sinews of Warp. 22
   Mr. Lincoln Goes to Warp. 36
   The Border States: Policy, Strategy, and Civil-Military Relationsp. 44
   McClellan on Top: Union Strategy, July 1861-October 1861p. 52
   Union Strategy: November 1861-March 1862p. 69
   The Foundations of Naval Strategyp. 93
   The War in the West: Breaking the Cordonp. 107
   A New Year-and a New Strategyp. 119
   War in Virginiap. 139
   Confusion in the West: The Summer of 1862p. 169
   The Tyranny of Timep. 185
   Facing the Arithmetic: Escalation and Destructionp. 207
   The Enormous Proportions of Warp. 231
   Vicksburg and Exhaustionp. 261
   The Cruel Summer of 1863: The Gettysburg Campaignp. 277
   The Autumn of 1863: Playing the Deep Gamep. 307
   The Siren Song of Tennessee: The Winter of 1863-64p. 332
   Decision and Desperation, 1864p. 351
   The Full Fury of Modern Warp. 334
   War Terminationp. 395
   Conclusion: In War's Shadowp. 405
   Abbreviationsp. 419
   Notesp. 421
   Indexp. 482