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!
Especially impressive is the author's command of his sources and the many original voices that are heard.
There's much in this book useful and helpful for someone who has not read much about the Civil War. But I give it 2-stars because this is supposed to be a "new history" of the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kraig W. Mcnutt
The latest big single volume to cover the war. Is it the best? It is very good. Guelzo gives practical details more than most. Catton and Foote have more pages in 3 volumes. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Dean 1900
Brings freshness and riveting style to this Civil War survey. The same can be said for his recent Gettysburg.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
I'm an avid reader of the Civil War. Most of my readings have been about the battles - with all the fighting details, names and outcomes. Mr. Read morePublished 4 months ago by D. Kurtzweil
I don't have the words to describe the greatness of this book. It's definitely something you should read to understand contemporary America. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jason D. Sands
Required reading for an online class. Very interesting and comprehensive.Published 5 months ago by Margaret Harrell