This is a good book to become familar with the first battle of Manassas.
To top it all off, Ms. McDonald closes the book with an effective epilouge that places the battle in the proper military and political context.
Certainly they offer enough clarity to allow the reader to visually follow the action but I would have appreciated a little more.
I believe this is the first book of its kind that I read. It details the battle in a series of steps and shows the individuals and how they reacted. Read morePublished on August 22, 2006 by Kevin M Quigg