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1001 Things Everyone Should Know About the Civil War

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What was "the twenty-slave law" and why did it divide the Confederacy?
What circumstances nearly forced Robert E. Lee to resign in 1863?
What was Grant's "crusher" strategy?
What did Booth yell as he jumped onto the stage at Ford's Theatre?
How did the Confederate Army win the last battle of the war?
What are the lyrics for "The Battle Hymn of the Republic"--and did you kn
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Hardcover, 288 pages
Published July 11th 2006 by Gramercy (first published 1999)
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Jessika
Oct 29, 2011 Jessika rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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This was the first DNF for me in a long while.

I tried to grin and bear it and just read my way through this, but I couldn't take anymore. When you write a book about "things that everyone should know about the Civil War," planning to share Civil War knowledge and trivia with the masses, you can't write with obvious (blatantly obvious) bias. I looked past it the first couple times, but it got to the point where all I could see was Southern sympathy. Granted, Vandiver does warn against this in hi
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Frank Everson Vandiver was an American Civil War historian and former president of Texas A&M University and the University of North Texas, as well as acting president of Rice University. Vandiver wrote, co-wrote, or edited 24 books, and wrote an additional 100 scholarly articles or reviews.
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