The History Buff's Guide to the Civil War
Exploring the Civil War can be fascinating, but with so many battles, leaders, issues, and more than 50,000 books on the subject, the task can be overwhelming. Was Gettysburg the most important battle? Were Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis so different from each other? How accurate is re-enacting? Who were the worst commanding generals?
Thomas R. Flagel uses annotated lists organized under more than thirty headings to see through the powder smoke and straighten Sherman's neckties, ranking and clarifying the best, the worst, the largest, and the most lethal aspects of the conflict.
The History Buff's Guide? to the Civil War covers:
From the antebellum years to Appomattox and beyond, The History Buff's Guide? to the Civil War is a quick and compelling guide to one of the most complex and critical eras in American history.