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Nathaniel Weber
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For a gritty operational history, I suggest Murray and Millett’s “A War to be Won,” http://www.amazon.com/War-To-Be-Won-Fighting/dp/0674006801

Try and ignore the good general/bad general analysis (it gets tiresome in parts) and the bits where the authors argue that “X shouldn’t have bothered doing Y because it didn’t work”.  (I understand that was Murray’s influence on the book.)  Besides those weaknesses, it’s a great overview of the medium and high level strategy of the war, which still provides good information about important weapons and tactical innovations.