Answering the constant need for efficient shelf reference volumes on the major topics from world history, the Brassey's Almancs will provide a cornucopia of facts and data that will satisfy the most demanding of researchers, historians, writers, battlefield visitors, wargamers and others needing information at their fingertips. Dividing its theme into Reasons for the War, Chronology, The Leading Participants, The Combatant Forces, Weapons and Equipment, and Aids to Further Study, each title will include reference to websites, films and videos as well as basic data on the leading characters, weaponry and the prominent events of the conflict. Relevant photographs and maps, plus extensive indexing will provide added value. Its Civil War changed America before it evolved into the world's first lone superpower; it is studied worldwide for its military and political significance. This is the first Brassey's Almanac title. A volume on The Peninsular War is also in preparation.