HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Don't Know Much About the Civil War:…
Loading...

Don't Know Much About the Civil War: Everything You Need to Know About…

by Kenneth C. Davis

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
442None23,565 (3.56)3
None

None.

Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 3 mentions

Showing 2 of 2
It was interesting but there was SO much information I felt like I had to study it not just read it through once. ( )
  KamGeb | Sep 18, 2010 |
Superficial survey of the Civil War, but entertaining. The book is in a question and answer form, which allows the author to expand on legends, names and rumors that may only be known as "news bytes." In this way Davis touches on topics not usually included in overviews, e.g., the massacre at Ft. Pillow, the unresolved questions about Pickett's charge, Stonewall Jackson's idiosyncracies, etc. A good start for those who actually don't know much about the Civil War. (JAF)
  nbmars | Apr 25, 2007 |
Showing 2 of 2
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
Quotations
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English (1)

Book description
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0380719088, Paperback)

By the vastly amusing author of Don't Know Much About History and Don't Know Much About Geography, this fresh look at America's greatest conflict will dispel all those misconceptions you acquired by watching "Gone With the Wind". Davis has a genius for bringing history to life, sorting out the players, the politics and the key events -- Harpers Ferry, Shiloh, Gettysburg, Emancipation, Reconstruction -- in a way that will enlighten even the most dedicated back-of-the-class napper. A brilliant crash course, this book vividly brings to life the people -- from Dred Scott to Abraham Lincoln -- and the everyday details that make up History with a capital H.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:38:50 -0400)

(see all 7 descriptions)

Explores the myths and misconceptions about the Civil War, its causes, and the men who fought on both sides.

» see all 2 descriptions

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
5 avail.
26 wanted
1 pay8 pay

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (3.56)
0.5
1 1
1.5
2 2
2.5 2
3 8
3.5 5
4 16
4.5 3
5 2

Audible.com

Two editions of this book were published by Audible.com.

See editions

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

Help/FAQs | About | Privacy/Terms | Blog | Contact | LibraryThing.com | APIs | WikiThing | Common Knowledge | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | 89,501,710 books! | Top bar: Always visible