Tuesday, May 19, 2015

1861: The Civil War Awakening

1861: The Civil War Awakening by Adam Goodheart holds a great many surprises for readers, especially those who have read many popular history books of the War Between the States.  Goodheart hardly notices Lincoln, who had yet to earn his chops as President-Elect, or Grant, who was still struggling to make a subsistence living, or Sherman, working in an under inspiring trolley office.  Instead he focuses on characters who were key players before the war and just after its start; men, and something women, who have all but been forgotten.

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