Large trade paperback. 582 pages. Bibliographic References, Bibliography, Index. Illustrated with photographs. Second printing of the soft-bound edition. A holistic analysis by four historians of the various and sundry reasons for why the South lost. In the end, an impressive synthesis, coupled with a provocative interpretation, makes this award winning history a must read for any serious student of the Civil War. No previous ownership marks. No spine crease. A clean, square, unmarked copy. Very good.