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Civil War! America Becomes One Nation
This single-volume history by an eminent Civil War scholar recreates the dramatic story of the conflict that shattered a nation but forged a strong, permanent union. Illustrated with period photos, prints, and maps.
Hardcover, 184 pages
Published March 24th 1992 by Knopf Books for Young Readers
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While the informational content of the text is quite good--as an adult reader I found it a nice refresher on my Civil War history--I have to give this book a low rating for its presentation. Quite simply, I very much doubt it's likely to hold the interest of the young readers it is intended for, aside from those few who have a high interest in Civil War history. The book just reads too much like a textbook (written in 1994, it shows it age in this respect), with lengthy blocks of text ...more
James I. Robertson Jr. is an Alumni Distinguished Professor of History at Virginia Tech. He published the definitive adult biography of Stonewall Jackson, Stonewall Jackson: The Man, the Soldier, the Legend, and also wrote Standing Like a Stone Wall for young adults. He lives in Blacksburg, Virginia.More about James I. Robertson Jr....