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1861: The Civil War Awakening

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

20 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

A "different" kind of Civil War histroy, and an outstanding read

Not to be missed, and not your typical Civil War volume. Rather than focusing on detailed description of the early 1861 battles (although the surrender of Fort Sumter is given extensive coverage), this book is at its best when describing little known events and characte...
Not to be missed, and not your typical Civil War volume. Rather than focusing on detailed description of the early 1861 battles (although the surrender of Fort Sumter is given extensive coverage), this book is at its best when describing little known events and characters, and always in sparkling, descriptive prose. For example, a section on Elmer Ellsworth (one of the first conspicuous casualties of the war) and his fighting "Zouaves" is absolutely riveting and very entertaining.

I predict glowing critical reviews of this one, and indeed, Kirkus Reviews has already given it a starred rave. Highly recommended for Civil War fans and lovers of great writing.

posted by lrtbooks on April 1, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

This book should be named "1861 in New York"

I was very disappointed after reading this book. It the type of book that after the 100th page it gets very "One sided" The book is all about what went on in the Northern States, and nothing else. Not what i had hoped to read :( In short a very disappointing read. :(

posted by lucas21181 on March 17, 2012

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  • Posted July 24, 2011

    Good Reading

    Read material that is not mentioned ln most books. Will get slow at times but stop and put yourself back to those times and the options these people had, then the reader will be again very interested. Hope there will be a 1862 book.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 2, 2011

    Recommended with reservations

    This book has some very interesting stories and tidbits of history, but was a bit too chaotic jumping back and forth in time and from person to person. If you can handle scatter shot writing with no thought out story line, you may like this. If you like linear history, find something else.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted October 30, 2012

    Comic?

    I was looking under the comic book section and this showed up, I am not very into comics, so I really wouldn't know, but is this really a comic book?

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  • Posted June 19, 2011

    Excellent

    Great read of great stories.

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