The Coming Fury: The Centennial History of the Civil War, Volume 1

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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award! A thrilling, page-turning piece of writing that describes the forces conspiring to tear apart the United States--with the disintegrating political processes and rising tempers finally erupting at Bull Run. "...a major work by a major writer, a superb re-creation of the twelve crucial months that opened the Civil War."--The New York Times.

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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award! A thrilling, page-turning piece of writing that describes the forces conspiring to tear apart the United States--with the disintegrating political processes and rising tempers finally erupting at Bull Run. "...a major work by a major writer, a superb re-creation of the twelve crucial months that opened the Civil War."--The New York Times.

While planning a wedding as part of an assignment for her eighth-grade health class, Alice thinks about her father's and older brother's love lives and learns that you cannot prepare for all of life's decisions.

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Released in 1961 and 1963, respectively, these are the first two volumes in Catton's exhaustive trilogy on the Civil War. Fury traces the events that led to war during the 12 months prior to actual combat. Sword dissects the combatants reassessment of their positions and strategies during early skirmishes. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Gr 5-8-In this newest stage of Alice's journey to adulthood, the appealing heroine begins eighth grade with a million questions and few answers. Her health teacher, Mr. Everett, has assigned the members of the class various real-life scenarios to investigate and come to terms with. Some of Alice's friends are facing teenage pregnancy, shoplifting, totaling a car, and arranging a funeral. Alice and her friend Patrick are to plan their wedding, honeymoon, find an apartment, and buy furniture on a very limited budget. With her great sense of humor, Naylor once again captures the true turmoil of adolescence. The awkward feelings and questions about budding bodies and an awareness of the opposite sex are handled in a true-to-life but lighthearted and sensitive manner. Some questions go unanswered, but life will eventually fill in those blanks. Naylor obviously has fun exploring friendship, family, relationships, and even love. With all of these issues permeating the story, Alice and her friends are a little more serious than in previous titles, but readers will still find plenty to laugh at and cheer about. Alice in Lace leaves readers wanting to see where life will take Alice next but still hoping that she won't grow up too fast.-Tracey Kroll, Brookland Middle School, Richmond, VA
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2010

    The Coming Fury of the American Civil War is clearly illustrated in the first volume of the trilogy.

    Catton effectively outlines the political, cultural, economic, and psychological issues that led up to the firing on Ft. Sumter. He vividly describes the personalities involved in the political arena of the Civil War - many of whom receive little if any recognition in our history books. His writing style holds the readers attention and provides clarity to what can be a muddled antebellum landscape.

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  • Posted April 21, 2010

    Excellent Book/ Sketchy Book Provider

    I purchased the audio download version from B&N. The money part of the transaction took less than 5 minutes. I went to download the book and received a recurring error message. Spent 20 minutes on phone with CR. When it looked like they had no idea when the product I had purchased would be available again I demanded a refund. Apparently the money flows more quickly from my hands to theirs than from their hands to mine. Paypal transaction to B&N 30 seconds. Refund transaction back to me 24 to 48hrs. Not impressed with B&N's electronic presence on the web after this encounter.

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