The Civil War: A History

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New American Library, Aug 1, 2002 - History - 663 pages
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From the firing on Fort Sumter to the shot that killed Abraham Lincoln, this fascinating compendium of the Civil War conveys the sights, sounds, and emotions of the conflict that shaped our history and our national consciousness. Here is the vivid and compelling commentary of generals, common soldiers, politicians, and ordinary civilians from both sides of the conflict.

This fascinating work explores the long-standing social issues that plunged the nation into war, providing an in-depth analysis of the politics of the war years and the colourful personalities of Federal and Confederate leaders. Here in one comprehensive, utterly engrossing volume is the Civil War as it really was - the forces and events that caused it, the soldiers and civilians who fought it, and the ideas and values that are its legacy today.

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Extremely rich in detail, but not very well written. Read full review

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Extremely rich in detail, but not very well written. Read full review

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David Dyergrew up in a coastal town in NSW, Australia, and graduated as dux of his high school in 1984. After commencing a degree in medicine and surgery at the University of Sydney, he soon decided it was not for him.

David went on to train as a ship's officer at the Australian Maritime College, travelling Australia and the world in a wide range of merchant ships. He graduated from the college with distinction and was awarded a number of prizes, including the Company of Master Mariners Award for highest overall achievement in the course. He then returned to the University of Sydney to complete a combined degree in Arts and Law. David was awarded the Frank Albert Prize for first place in Music I, High Distinctions in all English courses and First Class Honours in Law. From the mid-1990s until early 2000s David worked as a litigation lawyer in Sydney, and then in London at a legal practice whose parent firm represented the Titanic's owners back in 1912. In 2002 David returned to Australia and obtained a Diploma in Education from the University of New England, and commenced teaching English at Kambala, a school for girls in Sydney's eastern suburbs.

David has had a life-long obsession with the Titanic and has become an expert on the subject. In 2009 he was awarded a Commonwealth Government scholarship to write The Midni

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