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At half way through the book, and well before, I realized that author Bruce Chadwick had either mistitled the book. Read morePublished 1 month ago by unemployed nmartist
Places the activities of these men in a prospective not usually found -- in what he demonstrates as a very important year events moved the country toward war.Published 5 months ago by greyound
Who'd a thunk that a book based on USA politics in 1858 would be a good read? I did and was mostly right. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is another book on my "to do" list. I don't have enough data on that period of time so it will certainly be enlightening and enriching for me. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Sis Elizabeth A. Mcfadden
Interesting but a bit tedious in places. Some background info not needed to cover subject. Would borrow from library and not buyPublished 13 months ago by Harry Freind
Four stars for a fairly well thought out book by a detail oriented researcher. With around 747 citations,and hundreds of clearly defined insights--and some speculation-- B.C. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
I've been interested in the Civil War since the first time I visited Gettsburg back in the 60's. Chadwick told a great story of the year leading up to this national catastrophe. Read morePublished 17 months ago by rglongr
I love all books civil war and Lincoln ...cant get enough! Great read if your into civil war ...Couldnt put this one down!Published 19 months ago by Julie Lemieux
Took a new look at the causes of the civil war as the war approached and the key players of the late 1850'sPublished 21 months ago by Robin Z.