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2,000 Questions and Answers About the Civil War Hardcover – August 11, 1998


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  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Gramercy (August 11, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0517189267
  • ISBN-13: 978-0517189269
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.3 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.7 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,585,467 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Fascinating trivia and facts abound in this rich collection about America's most brutal and intriguing war. Questions are presented in categories that make it easy to test your knowledge. Also included are interesting sidebar articles, lists of little-known facts, anecdotes, and over 50 unusual black-and-white photographs. With a thorough index, 2,000 Questions and Answers About the Civil War provides a valuable resource for students, researchers, and Civil War buffs.

About the Author

Webb Garrison, formerly associate dean of Emory University and president of McKendree College, wrote more than 55 books, including Civil War Curiosities and Civil War Trivia and Fact Book. Before his death in 2000, Garrison lived in Lake Junaluska, North Carolina. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Webb Garrison, formerly associate dean of Emory University and president of McKendree College, wrote more than 55 books, including Civil War Curiosities and Civil War Trivia and Fact Book. Before his death in 2000, Garrison lived in Lake Junaluska, North Carolina.

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115 of 119 people found the following review helpful By Alan Rockman on April 3, 1999
Format: Hardcover
"2000 Questions and Answers About The Civil War" is the revised title of Webb Garrison's paperback "Civil War Trivia and Fact" book. Whereas the paperback was more expensive, "2000 Questions" is now rebound in a plain yet attractive hardbound format with the extremely nice price of $7.99. And the book itself is readily accesible to any Civil War student or buff from High School age to Senior Citizen. The questions range from the common to the unusual. For example: "Where did the September 1864 siege of Fort Gibson take place?" Answer. "Indian Territory". Or. . . "What millionaire soldier-of-fortune who was killed at Chantilly had a tow in New Jersey and two decorations, a medal and a cross named after him?" Answer: "Maj. Gen. Philip Kearney (b. New York)". . .or "When the Civil War Began, what future general tried to answer the call for volunteers but was rejected?" Answer: U.S.Grant. The answers range from brief, one-sentence comments to a paragraph, accompanied throughout the book with excellent line drawings and contemporary photographs. The "latest" in a long line of Webb Garrison Civil War trivia and fact works, "2000 Questions and Answers About the Civil War" should be an indispensible part of any Civil War buff's personal home library alongside Burke Davis' "The Civil War: Strange & Fascinating Facts". These two works actually compliment each other!
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Alex Salazar on December 24, 2004
Format: Paperback
The subject of the American Civil War always encompasses an enormous amount of material, as does this great trivia book. For its relatively low price, you get a book containing a great deal of information to any student of the war, and the questions will often stump even the most well read historians.
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By Katie Gaskins on June 18, 2014
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I have a friend whose son is 12 and truly enjoys Civil War Trivia. I bought this book for him and his parents have told me he thoroughly enjoys it.
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By Doris Kieper on February 20, 2014
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I bought this book for my son who is a Civil War
buff. He has found it intersting and fun to read.
I always encouraged my children to read as my
mother did to me. Reading is the best past time.
Thank you Amazon for your variety in books.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Gary E. Jenkins on October 21, 2010
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This is a well researched book loaded with little known facts about the Civil War and it's participants.
The author has included not only some of the more well known facts but also some facts and figures not easily found in most of today's books on the war. Well written in a question and answer format this is an entertaining book you will find hard to put down and at 271 pages can be read in a short time. The only set back is that it takes such little time to read that you are left wanting more. I give it 5 stars!!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By K.A.Goldberg on February 24, 2010
Format: Hardcover
This superb collection of Civil War trivia is worth your attention. Whether you count yourself a Lincoln fan, a Lost Causer, Civil War buff, or history aficionado, you're invited to step up and test your knowledge. You will find dozens of questions on the war, the generals, politics, weapons, transportation, naval struggles, etc. Here's some examples: Why did some federal units refuse to fight at First Bull Run? How many Federals fell in ten minutes at Cold Harbor? What Confederate commander handed out Sunday School fliers to his soldiers? How many blacks in Washington, DC during the conflict were free? (Answers at end of this review). The questions are occasionally easy, usually challenging, and always entertaining. The book is made for hard core Civil War buffs, history fans, and other interested parties. And there's questions to keep you engaged for hours, whether you call this tragic conflict the Civil War, War Between the States, or War for Southern Independence. Answers: 1)-Their 90-day enlistments were up; 2)-about 6,800; 3)-Stonewall Jackson; 4)-14,000 free DC blacks vs. 3,000 slaves.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Stephen D. Calhoun on December 10, 2010
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The Marylanders: Without Shelter or a CrumbImagine you first date. You want to know if your prospective significant other has any defects, such as subconscious racism. Get this book and learn how to play games about Civil War history. Once you get to the serious stage with your significant other, buy my book for a gift as a signal that you want to take the relationship to the Union level of consciousness.
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