Ordeal by fire: the Civil War and Reconstruction

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Knopf, 1982 - History - 694 pages
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User Review  - Sue Campbell - Goodreads

A comprehensive history of the Civil War years and Reconstruction. McPherson details the causes and consequences, describes the players and battles with a keen eye for detail. Read full review

Review: Ordeal by Fire: The Civil War and Reconstruction

User Review  - Joey Titus - Goodreads

Ordeal by Fire is a great book about the strategies and battles of the Civil War. It shows throughout the civil war, everything from view of the North and the South and the breakdown of the war. It is ... Read full review


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James M. McPherson is the author of Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era, which won a Pulitzer Prize in history, and For Cause and Comrades: Why Men Fought in the Civil War, a Lincoln Prize winner. He is the George Henry Davis Professor of American History at Princeton University in New Jersey, where he also lives. His newest book, entitled Abraham Lincoln, celebrates the 200th anniversary of Lincoln's birth with a short, but detailed look at this president's life.

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