The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Civil War

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Think you know the Civil War?
You don't know the full story until you read The Politically Incorrect GuideTM to the Civil War

Bestselling author and former Conservative Book Club editor H. W. Crocker III offers a quick and lively study of America's own Iliad--the Civil War--in this provocative and entertaining addition to The Politically Incorrect GuideTM series.

In The Politically Incorrect GuideTM to the ...

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Overview


Think you know the Civil War?
You don't know the full story until you read The Politically Incorrect GuideTM to the Civil War

Bestselling author and former Conservative Book Club editor H. W. Crocker III offers a quick and lively study of America's own Iliad--the Civil War--in this provocative and entertaining addition to The Politically Incorrect GuideTM series.

In The Politically Incorrect GuideTM to the Civil War Crocker profiles eminent--and colorful--military generals including the noble Lee, the controversial Sherman, the indefatigable Grant, the legendary Stonewall Jackson, and the notorious Nathan Bedford Forrest. He also includes thought-provoking chapters such as "The Civil War in Sixteen Battles You Should Know" and the most devastatingly politically incorrect chapter of all, "What If the South Had Won?" Along the way, he reveals a huge number of little-known truths, including why Robert E. Lee had a higher regard for African Americans than Lincoln did; how, if there had been no Civil War, the South would have abolished slavery peaceably (as every other country in the Western Hemisphere did in the nineteenth century); and how the Confederate States of America might have helped the Allies win World War I sooner. Bet your history professor never told you:
* Leading Northern generals--like McClellan and Sherman--hated abolitionists
* Bombing people "back to the Stone Age" got its start with the Federal siege of Vicksburg
* General Sherman professed not to know which was "the greater evil": slavery or democracy
* Stonewall Jackson founded a Sunday school for slaves where he taught them how to read
* General James Longstreet fought the Battle of Sharpsburg in his carpet slippers

This is the Politically Incorrect GuideTM that every Civil War buff and Southern partisan--and everyone who is tired of liberal self-hatred that vilifies America's greatest heroes--must have on his bookshelf.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596985490
  • Publisher: Regnery Publishing, Inc., An Eagle Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 10/21/2008
  • Series: The Politically Incorrect Guides Series
  • Pages: 370
  • Sales rank: 328,960
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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  • Posted February 16, 2009

    Changed my mind...

    I decided to pick this book up to hear some alternative histories of the Civil War other than what I had been told. Growing up in Buffalo, NY I learned that Confederate States were racist, hateful, bigoted, and full of uneducated people. What this book suggests is the total opposite, and it is quite well cited. This book does bring up some points that are totally logical and well backed up through historical records. <BR/>The author is certainly biased to the South, and it is very transparent.<BR/><BR/>I enjoyed this book immensely, it has changed my view on the Civil War. If you want to be able to have an enlightened and balanced conversation on the this subject, reading this book should be considered a necessity.

    8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 13, 2010

    Excellent book about the events leading up to the civil war and the war itself.

    Very good reading about the events leading up to the civil war and very good chapters on the important/generals people involved in the war. Covered many things that was not addressed in history books and provided excellent insight into the era and the people.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2009

    biased

    This is the most biased, historically incorrect, self serving book I have read about the Civil War. For example, the author states that the first slaves were owned in a Northern State and then goes on to give Virginia as his example. He states that the characters in "Gone with the Wind" were exact replicas of the best of the confederacy. If this is history, it is history from a time, place, and planet which is not our own. McPherson he is not.

    7 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 16, 2009

    Good

    As usual in this series it is a great book for middle & high school libraries.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 21, 2012

    Despise Political Correctness, Enjoyed reading this book.

    The author brought out brief Factual accounts of the battles and Leaders who fought and died trying to defend their definition of the constitution. I enjoyed reading all the accounts of the battles and political upheaval that occurred albeit brief . The book made me think, what if the South had won the war.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2011

    One of the best Civil War books I've ever read!

    This book tells a new side of the Civil War that many people dont know. I recomend this book to anyone who wants to know more about the war.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2014

    a good read

    Some obvious bias. I do enjoy the PIG series. Anything with good information is awesome in my view!

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