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This is a very well written book, very comprehensive.
James McPherson's Pulitzer Prize winning Battle Cry of Freedom is widely regarded as the best one-volume account of the Civil War era.
I read this book first in 1991 and recently I had the pleasure to read it again - and I liked it very much, both times.
Since I had already read Bruce Catton's Civil War trilogy, I put off reading Battle Cry of Freedom in favor of books of a more specialized nature. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Spektacles
While dense with minutiae about politics and battles, this lengthy history of the pre-Civil War years through to Appomattox remains a vivid and engaging account of the inevitable... Read morePublished 4 days ago by M Kay Gartrell
Battle Cry of Freedom is my go-to book on the Civil War. As an American history teacher, I value McPherson's accuracy and writing style. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Lynn Garrott
This is the definitive book on the Civil War. So much good information.Published 13 days ago by dsnylvr
My husband is reading it, so this is his review. Good information, very well written he says. I just ordered "The War that Forged a Nation" so we can trade.Published 14 days ago by 27 Sessions
An excellent description of the Civil War era. It provides the political, cultural, economic, and historical background leading up to and throughout the war and gives appropriate... Read morePublished 17 days ago by Motley Wisdom
Excellent history of the civil war era. Should be required reading in history classes in High Schools, Colleges and Universities. JEOPublished 18 days ago by James Ogg
If you want to know more than what happened during the battles, read this book. I gives a great overview of the politics and the political decisions made during this time. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Bob
A real snoozefest. Reads like a textbook . Do yourself a favor and get Shelby Foote books. They read like novels.Published 22 days ago by P Desenex