The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Civil War

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Alpha, 2003 - History - 424 pages
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CIG to The Civil War is a comprehensive overview of America's bloodiest war. From the first shots fired at Fort Sumter to Lee's surrender at Appomattox, this book offers fascinating stories of the men and women who fought bravely and often died for a cause they believed in. The book features a clear chronology of major events, detailed explanations of key battles such as Gettysburg, Chattanooga, and Chancellorsville. Author Alan Axelrod offers intimate impressions and anecdotes from generals and soldiers alike, and strategies of war leaders such as Sherman, Lee, and Grant.

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Review: The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Civil War (The Complete Idiot's Guides)

User Review  - Joann - Goodreads

I found that this book was very in depth with regards to the battles of Antietam, Gettysburg, and Vicksburg. The author gave the reader a closer view of the war's generals. A definite must read for all Civil War history buffs. Read full review

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User Review  - Derek - Goodreads

Very good succinct narrative of the Civil War, as well as the causes and repurcussions. It could have been a little better on detailing some of the battles and the maps of the battlefields was poor ... Read full review

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Alan Axelrod is the author of over 50 books, including The Complete Idiot's Guide(r) to American History, The Complete Idiot's Guide(r) to Twentieth Century History, and The Complete Idiot's Guide(r) to the American Revolution.

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