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Pulitzer Prizewinning author and acclaimed historian James M. McPherson recounts "the greatest armed struggle on United States soil" in this stunning, informative work aimed at young history buffs.
From its origins in the fight against slavery to the Reconstruction period that followed the Union's victory, the American Civil War is engagingly portrayed in detailed chapters, era photographs, illustrations, period newspaper features, maps, and more. Chapters are themed according to battles, important people, and major issues, with each featuring dramatic full-page photos and other illustrations, along with helpful Quick Facts boxes. McPherson has also provided a marvelous introduction that speaks to the Civil War's impact on the country and himself. Rounding out the book are a glossary, bibliography, web site guide, index, and endpaper timelines.
Remarkable in scope and handsome in design, Fields of Fury is a first-rate source of information. Young readers looking for facts and perspective on the Civil War will have no trouble navigating the large format and easy-to-find features, while parents and educators will appreciate the quality and care the author and publisher have put into this work. Excellent for school reports or history discussions, McPherson's authoritative guide is one of the best Civil War books for young people out there. Matt Warner