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