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Jackson was notoriously devout... After a dazzling victory in battle, he dashed off a quick letter home, never mentioning the battle at all. Instead, he enclosed his regular contribution to his church's Sunday school and apologized for being late with it.
Posted January 11, 2002
I started thumbing through this in the store because these caricatures of Civil War people are so neat. The text is good too, each chapter is like a mini-biography of these people, has lots of kind of off-the-wall stuff you don't get in most biographies. I wish they had done this in hardback, it makes a nice coffee table type bookWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 20, 2001
I got this book as a gift, didn't expect to like it much, but I was hooked after the first page! The author has combed through history for the most amusing (sometimes surprising) facts about the major figures of the Civil War. The big guys are here--Lee, Jackson, Lincoln, Grant, and others--plus some new faces like spy Rose Greenhow and Elizabeth Van Lew. The text is readable and fun, and the illustrations (caricatures) of each figure are great.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.