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America Aflame: How the Civil War Created a Nation

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  • Posted September 28, 2012

    A MUST-READ!

    Like millions of other Americans, I got “hooked” on Ken Burns’ series, “The Civil War,” in 1990. In it, Shelby Foote suggests that this conflict defined us as a nation. "America Aflame” confirms this with a microscopic look at what the South called “The War of Northern Aggression." The reading gave me more clarity on why so Mid-Westerners and Southerners are uncompromising in their devotion to Christian faith and “traditional American values.” Family, faith, country, land, and the right of the individual to determine his or her own destiny are themes that are clearly heard in this Presidential election year just as they were heard in 1861.
    "America Aflame,” helped me understand much more fully and compassionately the Conservative and Libertarian hunger in America today and why it is so uncompromising. The issue of who is going to live and thrive in this country – particularly in the Southwest – is the same one that quarrelsome abolitionists and slave holders contended with in 1848 when Grant and Lee fought in the Mexican War. “America Aflame” illustrates clearly that the political conflict even today is the same as it was then – it’s about one group against another, “liberals and progressives” against “conservatives," States’ rights versus the central government, vying over borders, property rights, individual rights and immigration. That’s what divided America in 1861 and it’s what’s dividing America today. As Edmund Burke said, "Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it.”

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    Posted February 6, 2013

    Wish I'd saved my money. The book has glaring factual errors; he

    Wish I'd saved my money. The book has glaring factual errors; he has Jefferson Davis captured in north Florida, 2 months after the surrender (page 374), repeats the battlefield myth that Patrick Cleburne had 49 bullet wounds, etc The main thing I took away from this book is that the author doesn't like religion..

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  • Posted July 17, 2011

    Um. THE UM Umm

    The list price of the print version is $35.00

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  • Posted June 17, 2011

    Excuse me!!

    A nook book version more expensive than the hardcover version - I don't think so. Shame on you Barnes and Noble!!

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