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I'd recommend this book to anyone interested in this time period in our country's history.
It provides a quick little chronology of main events and also provides a supplement to biographical notes to many persons of note mentioned in the book.
Margaret leech knows her history and tells it in a compelling and beautifully written style.
I love this book!!! Margaret Leech is a fantastic author!Published 4 months ago by Suzanne H. Folwell
Heavy going. Lot's of details. But an amazing story of what was achieved in a place characterized by disorder often amounting to chaos. Maybe there's hope for DC today.Published 6 months ago by William M. Kraus
I was interested in reading this book as one that would give me a feeling for the 'home front' during the Civil War. Drawing on newspaper accounts, memoirs etc, it does do that. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Beans Nevada
I love reading history that reads like a novel. I grew up in DC and love DC history. I am captivated by this book. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Jefferson C. Beeker
I have seen this book referenced many times and thought well maybe its time to get it. It is packed with all kinds of stories, insinuations, exploits and covers many day-to-day... Read morePublished 9 months ago by pj thompson
A thorough well-researched account of Washington DC during the Civil War.Published 9 months ago by Barry D. Martin
...then buy this book while you still can. Originally published in 1942, by a woman (yea!) and won a Pulitzer. Read morePublished 10 months ago by JENH
Reveille in Washington certainly deserves to be called a classic. It is a graphic illustration of how the capital city dealt with the Civil War--loaded with information (sometimes... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Jim Ingraham
excellent source of goings on in DC during civil war. I thought the organization of stories within a chapter were semi random--little or no transitions.Published 11 months ago by S. Polk