From School Library Journal
YA--These books look at particular aspects of the Civil War. After a brief overview of the topic, the author makes extensive use of diaries, memoirs, and letters of the participants to further illustrate the narrative. These reminiscences are not by the senior generals and politicians, but by the common soldiers, their parents, and their wives. Photographs of the people quoted are often included. This combination of letters and pictures brings a human touch to the series that sometimes is missing in other books. Battles and campaigns are illustrated with period reproductions, along with numerous, easy-to-follow maps. These titles will hold the interest of casual readers but they have enough depth to satisfy Civil War buffs.
Robert Burnham, R. E. Lee High School, Springfield, VA
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