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The Civil War: Even today, it is arguably the most divisive subject in American history. Why did the southern states secede from the Union? What did the north hope to achieve by fighting against the south? Was Abraham Lincoln really an abolitionist? Why is Ulysses S. Grant the most famous Union general, when he didn't take command of all the Union armies until near the very end of the war? How did Robert E. Lee end up having to deal with issues left unresolved by George Washington's will, and was he a hero or a traitor?
This book provides an exhaustive summary, not just of the major battles and major personalities of the Civil War, but of the political issues that brought the United States to the point of a terrible internal conflict. You'll learn how the founding fathers predicted a great national conflict over slavery, and how Thomas Jefferson's political philosophies influenced secessionist thinking in the south. From the history of the abolitionist movement to the election of 1860 and the creation of the Republican party, this book will give you all the facts you need to understand how the Civil War started, why Lincoln was so fed up with his generals, and how the war affects American society today.
©2016 Lance T. Stewart (P)2016 Lance T. Stewart
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By Shad williams on 06-25-17

Speech impediment

No offense intended, but the reader whistles when he says his "S's". He sounds like the old man on family guy. Incredibly annoying.

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By RUSSELL LANCE on 12-05-16

terrible

this is a terrible pack of liberal revisionist tripe I originally got this book because I'm interested in the subject matter like the Civil War however this I would not recommend to anybody except and someone would like to justify their own pointless views of why the war was fought and how it was fun he completely leaves out certain items and he tries to twist the true history of the war into his own agenda

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