I am almost into August, 1861, and am still finding this book to be close to a page-turner.
I have read many Civil War histories, written by experts in the field, but find... Read more
The editing is magnificent. It was a terrific reading experience, cover to cover. The roughly chronological arrangement, often with divergent views of the same event or material,... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Rob Williams
An excellantly chosen selection of documents showing a variety of contemporary viewpoints. Highly recommend to all students of American history.Published 6 months ago by Thomas Ayres
This book is tough to get through. This first volume is mostly political in nature, and that does not happen to be my strongest interest. I have been known to persevere though.Published 6 months ago by Camilla Blain
Some of this volume is a tad boring and dense, but most of it is inspiring, insightful, and illuminating. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Jason Russell
History comes alive while reading this book. Little known facts and personal stories abound. Stories of unbelievable hardship and heartbreak all told matter of factly.Published 14 months ago by NC Lynn
These are stories of the war as it happened and as seen by those living it. Highly recommended if you want to see the Civil War through the eyes of those who were there.Published 19 months ago by R. David Stamm