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This book got a prize and deserved it !
It explains the politics and war combined into a coherent whole.
Maybe it's me, but some of the chapters talking about the politics were somewhat dull.Published 9 days ago by Scott C. dong
Very well written and gives great background to the Civil War. Ranks up there with Shelby Footes 3 volume set on the Civil War.Published 9 days ago by Chip D
An impressive work! As a history buff, I've been looking for a single, readable volume on the Civil War to add to my collection...and I found it. Read morePublished 13 days ago by dhk
One of the better accounts of the civil war with thorough coverage of domestic and international politics as well as the battlefield. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Youcanthavemyname
A great history lessen. Gives lots of depth of what was happening in every aspect of American life before and during the war.Published 17 days ago by Thomas R Blachly
Absolutely terrific! I'm not a 'fan' of Civil War history, but this book incisively captures the political dimensions of the war and the relationships to the military aspects.Published 17 days ago by Steve E. Lansing
The first book about Civil War which explained me almost everything!