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Children's LiteratureBy and large, far more attention has been paid to studying the course of events that took place in the eastern theater of Civil War operations than in any other sector. Battles such as Antietam and Gettysburg stand at the apex of scholarship and have been given a broad range of literary attention. Yet, if you look at the facts in an unbiased manner, the events that unfolded in the western theater of operations had at least as much of an effect upon the final results of America's Civil War. In this volume in the World Almanac Library of the Civil War series, readers are given a look into how the war was fought in what was then called the West. There, at places like Fort Donelson, Shiloh, Stone's River and Vicksburg, the outcome of the Civil War largely unfolded. The western theater also featured some of the leading lights of the Civil War. It was in the West that Grant, Sherman, and Sheridan came to the forefront of national repute. In the end, western armies traveled contributed greatly to the war's ultimate outcome. The men and women who crafted that history are ably served via this illustrated book. This is a book that will appeal to youngsters who have even the slightest interest in this critical period in American history. 2004, World Almanac Library, Ages 10 up.
—Greg M. Romaneck