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Don't Know Much About the Civil War:…

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

by Kenneth C. Davis

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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 |
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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.

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

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