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Don't know much about the Civil War : everything you need to know about America's greatest conflict but never learned

Author: Kenneth C Davis
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In this fascinating book, Davis gives readers everything they "need to know" about the Civil War - and not just the battles. With his deft wit and unconventional style, Davis sorts out the players, the politics, and the key events - Harpers Ferry, Shiloh, Gettysburg, Emancipation, Reconstruction. Drawing on the moving eyewitness accounts of the people who lived through the war, he brings the reader into the world of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth C Davis
ISBN: 0688118143 9780688118143 0380719088 9780380719082
OCLC Number: 33948054
Description: xx, 518 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: "The wolf by the ears" --
"Fire-bell in the night" --
"The edge of the precipice" --
1861: "in Dixie Land, I'll take my stand" --
1862: "The great task remaining" --
1864-1865: "All the force possible ;;;" --
Aftermath.
Other Titles: Do not know much about the Civil War
Responsibility: Kenneth C. Davis.
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In this fascinating book, Davis gives readers everything they "need to know" about the Civil War - and not just the battles. With his deft wit and unconventional style, Davis sorts out the players, the politics, and the key events - Harpers Ferry, Shiloh, Gettysburg, Emancipation, Reconstruction. Drawing on the moving eyewitness accounts of the people who lived through the war, he brings the reader into the world of the ordinary men and women who made history - the human side of the story that the textbooks never tell. Don't Know Much About the Civil War explodes the myths and misconceptions about the war, its causes, and the men who fought on both sides. A brilliant crash course, it vividly brings to life such people as Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis, Generals Lee and Grant, and Admiral Farragut, Frederick Douglass, and Harriet Beecher Stowe. It looks behind the battles and the tactics to the astounding human misery the way brought upon a divided nation. Davis also highlights the critical - and often forgotten - roles played by African Americans before and during the war. He tells how American women worked, nursed, and even fought. And he makes readers look at modern America in a whole new light.

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This audio book is okay to get you interested in the civil war if you know nothing about it, but pretty biased against the South if you are a Civil war buff...It is also overly concerned about race.....I was shocked how badly "Stonewall" Jackson was handled, and surprised that Nat Turner was made...
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