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If you have a youngster interested in the Civil War, I highly recommend this book with the following caution.
The book is a great, well thought out, intelligent, easy to read thesis of a dark time in our history and was an eye opener for me.
I found the book so compelling that I did not want to put it down and read far longer into the night than I intended.
One of the most revealing and compelling works on the war ever published. Scales fall off of my eyes every time I pick it up!Published 7 days ago by Gene Wynne
This is an interesting and unique book. Goldfield's approach to the Civil War era focuses on the causes of war and the role of evangelical Christianity in American society. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Bradley Nelson
Excellent read. History well told. IT IS NOT a "Civil War" book in the traditional sense... but it should be essential reading for anyone interested in the period. Read morePublished 29 days ago by peter peppertone
I read a review of this book in the New York Times and heard an interview with the author so had our library order it. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Patty Star
Why David Goldfield has not won a Pulitzer Prize for this work is beyond me. Coming off the heels of completing David McCullough’s “1776”, which, though highly readable never drew... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Steve Naidamast
This reading makes me feel as if I have significantly increased my understanding of historical events. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Ron Yates
Great books for my students. Just what they need, Highly recommended.
I will make it required reading in a number of courses
I bought this as an anniversary gift for my Civil War loving husband. It's a little hard coming up with gifts after 39 years. He loved it! Read morePublished 11 months ago by carolyn sue corbett
It is theological as well as political history. It has contemporary relevance. It is thoroughly researched and offers an amazing array of quotes from soldiers and their families,... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Doug Wingeier