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Title:
The complete idiot's guide to the Civil War
Author:
Axelrod, Alan, 1952-
Personal Author:
Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Alpha Books, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
xxiv, 424 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781592571321
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

CIG to The Civil War is a comprehensive overview of America's bloodiest war. From the first shots fired at Fort Sumter to Lee's surrender at Appomattox, this book offers fascinating stories of the men and women who fought bravely and often died for a cause they believed in. The book features a clear chronology of major events, detailed explanations of key battles such as Gettysburg, Chattanooga, and Chancellorsville. Author Alan Axelrod offers intimate impressions and anecdotes from generals and soldiers alike, and strategies of war leaders such as Sherman, Lee, and Grant.


Author Notes

Alan Axelrod was born on August 25, 1952, in New York. He was educated at Northeastern Illinois University and University of Iowa. He is a leading writer about American history, and is the author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to American History. In his books, Axelrod presents the facts, details, and faces that have helped shape the history of the United States.

Axelrod has served as a consultant to several museums and institutions. He has received numerous honors, including a National Cowboy Hall of Fame Award in 1991.

(Bowker Author Biography)