This book is well written and informative and attention focused read.
As a veteran reader of Civil War literature I would highly recommend "Fateful Lightning" for your 150th anniversary of the Civil War reading!
Reading this book has only one importance by reaching the last page and that is so I can start it over again.
I have been an admirerer of Allen Guelzo's Civil War writings and I also like his work and commentaries on C-Span and PBS, but this last book, Fateful Lightening surpassed even my... Read morePublished 22 days ago by Mary C. Thorleifsonf
An exciting new look at The Civil War--if you think you learned about The Civil War in high school or college, think again. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Eleanor Shumaker
This book provides the explanation of reconstruction that I've been searching for. It provides a good background on the war on and a thorough look at reconstruction efforts and... Read morePublished 2 months ago by firstname.lastname@example.org
Nothing ever happens in a vacuum and the American Civil War is no exception. Allen Guelzo covers all the bases to help the reader understand more than just the obvious basic... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Brown 45
I like the the way this book handles many of the key events leading up to the Civil War. The author provides some new perspectives that I have not read before in other books on... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Mary Jo Bichler
“Fateful Lightning” tells the story of the American Civil War and part of the story of Reconstruction. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Eric Lee Smith
Guelzo's book presents a through narrative on the years leading up to the Civil War, the War itself and the Era of Reconstruction in the South. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
This may be the best one volume comprehensive history of the ACW of the Twentieth Century. I hope to meet Guelzo at the ACW Institute come June!Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
The Civil War did not begin with the attack on Fort Sumner nor did it end with the surrender at Appomattox Courthouse. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Richard Careaga