History Buff’s Guide to the Civil War: The best, the worst, the largest, and the most lethal top ten rankings of the Civil War

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Sourcebooks, Inc., Sep 1, 2010 - History - 512 pages
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"The single best kickoff to the American Civil War...I can't imagine a better guide for any of us, whether student or scholar."
-Robert Hicks author of the New York Times bestselling novel The Widow of the South

"A detailed and enjoyable set of facts and stories that will engage every reader from the newest initiate to the Civil War saga to the most experienced historian. This book is a must have for any Civil War reading collection."
- James Lewis,
Park Ranger at Stones River National Battlefield

Do You Think You Know the Civil War?

The History Buff's Guide to the Civil War clears the powder smoke surrounding the war that changed America forever. What were the best, the worst, the largest, and the most lethal aspects of the conflict? With over thirty annotated top ten lists and unexpected new findings, author Thomas R. Flagel will have you debating the most intriguing questions of the Civil War in no time. From the top ten causes of the war to the top ten bloodiest battles, this invaluable guide to the great war between the states will delight and inform you about one of the most crucial periods in American history.

 

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User Review  - Bricker - LibraryThing

Really liked the structure of this book. Done in a top 10 style that gave enough information to let you decide if you want to read more on a subject without weighing you down with too many details. Read full review

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User Review  - NickHowes - LibraryThing

Irresistible collection of Civil War-themed lists that seems to hit a very wide range of topics from causes of the war to best and worst generals to the soldier's food fare to the home front. All in ... Read full review

Contents

Antebellum
1
Politics
45
Military Life
87
The Home Front
147
In Retrospect
193
Pursuing the War
301
Epilogue
357
Time Line
363
Notes
367
Bibliography
451
Image Credits
477
Index
479
About the Author
496
Back Cover
497
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About the author (2010)

Thomas R. Flagel teaches American History at Columbia State Community College in Columbia, Tennessee. He holds degrees from Loras College, Kansas State University, Creighton University, and has studied at the University of Vienna. He currently lives in Franklin, Tennessee.

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