Aaron Crofut's Reviews > Look Away!: A History of the Confederate States of America

Look Away! by William C. Davis
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Aug 11, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: history, civil-war, war
Read from August 01 to 11, 2010

An interesting and enjoyable work considering the Confederate States of America apart from the military aspects (as much as possible for a state that never really saw a day of peace). Davis goes into quite some detail explaining the hardships faced by the people and the governments at all levels in sustaining a living while dealing with a destructive conflict in a newly forming country. Military, political, economic, and for soldiers, civilians, and politicians alike, personal issues are all interwoven in life, so a true understanding of that conflict requires an understanding of what was going on behind the lines. This book filled in a gap in my knowledge of the Confederacy that I imagine exists with many Civil War buffs.

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