Reflections on the Civil War
Edited from tapes that the Pulitzer prize-winnng historian made before his death, this moving, informative book paints an intimate portrait of war. It's a chronicle of motives and emotions, from larger than life figures Lincoln and Lee to young John B. Geyser, a common Union soldier whose drawings enhance these pages.
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