Ordeal by fire: the Civil War and Reconstruction

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Knopf, 1982 - History - 694 pages
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ORDEAL BY FIRE: The Civil War And Reconstruction

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Princeton historian McPherson has produced what is unapologetically—in heft, in physical design, in the use of myriad headings and subheadings—a high-class undergraduate textbook. It does not so ... Read full review

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User Review  - DeaconBernie - LibraryThing

A very detailed account of the events leading to the Civil War, the War itself and Reconstruction. The author has tried to present an even-handed approach, and has, for the most part succeeded. Still ... Read full review


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About the author (1982)

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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