Secret Lives of the Civil War: What Your Teachers Never Told You about the War Between the States

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Quirk Books, 2007 - 319 Seiten
Legendary Heroes of U.S. History--As You've Never Seen Them Before!

Secret Lives of the Civil War features irreverent and uncensored profiles of men and women from the Union and the Confederacy--complete with hundreds of little-known and downright bizarre facts. You'll discover that:

- Mary Todd Lincoln claimed to receive valuable military strategies from ghosts in the spirit
world.
- Jefferson Davis once imported camels for soldiers stationed in the American southwest.
- Ulysses S. Grant spent much of the Vicksburg campaign on a horse named "Kangaroo."
- James Longstreet fought the Battle of Antietam wearing carpet slippers.
- William T. Sherman was the victim of two shipwrecks on the same day.
- Harriet Tubman experienced frequent and bizarre hallucinations.
- Stonewall Jackson was a notorious hypochondriac (he always sat up straight, fearing that
slouching would compress his vital organs).

With chapters on everyone from William Quantrill (a guerilla leader whose skull later ended up in the basement of a fraternity house) to Rose O'Neal Greenhow (perhaps the South's most glamorous spy), Secret Lives of the Civil War features a mix of famous faces and unsung heroes. American history was never this much fun in school!

 

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If you enjoy reading about the Civil War this this is a must read. Divided into two sections, the book deals with the men and woman that fought (in one way or another) for the Union or the Confederacy ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

Inhalt

Preface
6
Abraham Lincoln President of the United States
22
Mary Todd Lincoln First Lady
33
Henry Wager Halleck Union General
44
George Brinton McClellan Union General
53
Ulysses S Grant Union General
64
William Tecumseh Sherman Union General
79
Ambrose Everett Burnside Union General
90
Varina Howell Davis Confederate First Lady
178
Robert E Lee Confederate General
187
James Longstreet Confederate General
200
Thomas Jonathan Stonewall Jackson Confederate Officer
212
Richard Stoddert Ewell Confederate General
225
Ambrose Powell Hill Confederate General
236
Braxton Bragg Confederate General
247
James Ewell Brown Stuart Confederate General
257

Joseph Hooker Union General
101
Philip Henry Sheridan Union General
110
Daniel Edgar Sickles Union General
123
Frederick Douglass Abolitionist Leader
135
Sarah Emma Edmonds Union Soldier Spy and Nurse
147
Harriet Tubman Union Nurse Spy and Guerrilla
155
THE CONFEDERACY
166
Jubal Anderson Early Confederate Officer
270
Nathan Bedford Forrest Confederate General
283
William Clarke Quantrill Confederate Guerrilla Leader
293
Rose ONeale Greenhow Confederate Spy
302
Selected Bibliography
311
Acknowledgments
320
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Über den Autor (2007)

Cormac O'Brien is the author of Secret Lives of the U.S. Presidents (Quirk, 2004) and Secret Lives of the First Ladies (Quirk, 2005). He lives in Bloomfield, New Jersey.

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