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Civil War! America Becomes One Nation

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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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Scott Volz
Apr 03, 2012 Scott Volz rated it it was ok
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
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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.
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