The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Civil War

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Alpha, 2003 - History - 424 pages
3 Reviews
Includes a listing of Civil War re-enactments!

A comprehensive overview of America's bloodiest war-from the first shots fired at Fort Sumter to Lee's surrender at Appomattox. Featuring a clear chronology of major events and detailed explanations of key battles, this second edition includes:

€ Instructions on how to trace Civil War ancestry
€ An in-depth look at the weaponry
€ Coverage of the lesser-known but still pivotal battles
€ An expanded glossary and appendixes, and more

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Review: The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Civil War (The Complete Idiot's Guides)

User Review  - Joann - Goodreads

I found that this book was very in depth with regards to the battles of Antietam, Gettysburg, and Vicksburg. The author gave the reader a closer view of the war's generals. A definite must read for all Civil War history buffs. Read full review

Review: The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Civil War (The Complete Idiot's Guides)

User Review  - Derek - Goodreads

Very good succinct narrative of the Civil War, as well as the causes and repurcussions. It could have been a little better on detailing some of the battles and the maps of the battlefields was poor ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Alan Axelrod is the author of over 50 books, including The Complete Idiot's Guide(r) to American History, The Complete Idiot's Guide(r) to Twentieth Century History, and The Complete Idiot's Guide(r) to the American Revolution.

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