The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Civil War

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Alpha Books, 2003 - 424 pages
CIG to The Civil Waris a comprehensive overview of America's bloodiest war. From the first shots fired at Fort Sumter to Lee's surrender at Appomattox, this book offers fascinating stories of the men and women who fought bravely and often died for a cause they believed in. The book features a clear chronology of major events, detailed explanations of key battles such as Gettysburg, Chattanooga, and Chancellorsville. Author Alan Axelrod offers intimate impressions and anecdotes from generals and soldiers alike, and strategies of war leaders such as Sherman, Lee, and Grant.

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About the author (2003)

Alan Axelrod is the author of two Business Week bestsellers on great leaders, General Patton and Queen Elizabeth I, as well as numerous other books about history, including THE COMPLETE IDIOT'S GUIDE TO AMERICAN HISTORY, THE PENGUIN DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN FOLKLORE, and the ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE AMERICAN WEST. A veteran of twenty years in publishing, he lives in Atlanta, Georgia

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