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BATTLE CRY OF FREEDOM: The Civil War Era (oxford History Of The United States)

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

With this major work, McPherson (History/Princeton; Ordeal by Fire) cements his reputation as one of the finest Civil War historians. The volume begins with a deft description of the ragged American army trudging into Mexico City in 1847. From there, the narrative speeds through 28 chapters that draw a precise and lively picture of what America and Americans were like in mid-19th century ... Read full review

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This book is a well-written one-volume history of the events and issues leading up to the war, as well as a chronology of the war's campaigns and the changes to the political and social fabric of the country. It is broad in scope, but complete without getting bogged down in too much detail about any one aspect of the war and its times. I found McPherson's historical conclusions sound and well-documented. For someone wanting to learn about the Civil War and its impact on our country, this is a good place to start. For those who have read other authors' accounts, I think you will find this a well-documented and complete history.  

Review: Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era (Oxford History of the United States #6)

User Review  - Bart - Goodreads

150 years after Appomattox, I thought it'd be a good time as any to read this book. And, wow. This might be one of the best history books I've ever read. Obviously, the Civil War is a huge topic, and ... Read full review

Review: Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era (Oxford History of the United States #6)

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This is the sixth book that I have read in the Oxford History of the United States. Each one of these has been an excellent, multi-faceted look at the story of the country. In this series, three have ... Read full review

Review: Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era (Oxford History of the United States #6)

User Review  - Gerald Creel - Goodreads

A great historical understanding of what led up to the Civil War, going back to the organization of the Colonies, the 1820 Missouri Compromise, and many other crucial political elements that ... Read full review

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