The Real History of the Civil War: A New Look at the Past

The Real History of the Civil War: A New Look at the Past

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by Alan Axelrod
     
 

The Civil War is shrouded in myth—but this entry in The Real History series provides a clear, fresh view of the events for curious readers who want an intellectual, but not dryly academic, presentation of this inexhaustibly fascinating subject. Covering everything from the roots of the conflict to Reconstruction, Axelrod addresses a range of

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The Civil War is shrouded in myth—but this entry in The Real History series provides a clear, fresh view of the events for curious readers who want an intellectual, but not dryly academic, presentation of this inexhaustibly fascinating subject. Covering everything from the roots of the conflict to Reconstruction, Axelrod addresses a range of less-discussed subjects, explores the war's “turning points,” and rounds out this absorbing study with diary excerpts, letters, sidebars, and contemporary photography, art, and maps.

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The Real History of World War II:
“Axelrod set out to write 'a good basic book on World War II' that would be 'purposely concise, nonacademic . . . and straightforward.' He has succeeded in all respects. . . . Read[s] . . . like a novel.”—Library Journal

The Real History of the American Revolution:
“Lavishly illustrated, and intriguing sidebars . . . are interspersed throughout the text. . . . [A] lively narrative.”—Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402763908
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
09/04/2012
Series:
Real History Series
Pages:
472
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.90(d)

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