Jerry Smith's Reviews > Don't Know Much About the Civil War: Everything You Need to Know About America's Greatest Conflict but Never Learned

Don't Know Much About the Civil War by Kenneth C. Davis
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Aug 20, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: history, 2010-read
Read from September 29 to October 19, 2010

Entry level, easy to read book about the Civil War. Basically runs chronologically but takes a novel approach of picking out the major events and explaining them. Therefore retains a lot of interest although probably not for the purist in terms of in depth analysis or true historical insight. However that is not the aim of the book and for those like me who were looking for an overview so we can pick avenues to explore further this certainly fits the bill.

To it's credit, but again aiming at the human interest side, there is a lot about the characters in the conflict which again brings it to life significantly.

Perhaps more for those with an interest rather than scholars of the war's details and nuances.

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