The Civil War For Dummies-P2PDec 13
The Civil War was America™s trial by fire; its battles forged the nation we know today. We™re still fascinated with it “ the national reckoning with slavery, the legendary generals and leaders, the epic and bloody clashes of armies, the impact on the daily lives of ordinary people. We visit its battlefields “ mostly idyllic patches of countryside near small towns and creeks “ where more Americans died in combat than in all other wars combined, except for World War Two. And we tell its stories “ of last charges, brother fighting brother, imprisonment and emancipation, and tragedy and rebirth. It is our country™s epic; the story of how we became who we are, and what price we paid. The Civil War For Dummies is your complete introduction to this seminal conflict. Eschewing tedious historical pondering and military micro-analysis, this fun and information-rich guide gives an accurate overview of the event, from the war™s causes through the fighting to the aftermath.