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The History Buff's Guide to the Civil War: The Best, the Worst, the Largest, and the Most Lethal Top Ten Rankings of the Civil War By Thomas R. Flagel,

  • Title: The History Buff's Guide to the Civil War: The Best, the Worst, the Largest, and the Most Lethal Top Ten Rankings of the Civil War
  • Author: Thomas R. Flagel
  • ISBN: 9781402242755
  • Page: 148
  • Format: Paperback
  • The single best kickoff to the American Civil WarI can t imagine a better guide for any of us, whether student or scholar Robert Hicks author of the New York Times bestselling novel The Widow of the South A detailed and enjoyable set of facts and stories that will engage every reader from the newest initiate to the Civil War saga to the most experienced historian T The single best kickoff to the American Civil WarI can t imagine a better guide for any of us, whether student or scholar Robert Hicks author of the New York Times bestselling novel The Widow of the South A detailed and enjoyable set of facts and stories that will engage every reader from the newest initiate to the Civil War saga to the most experienced historian This book is a must have for any Civil War reading collection James Lewis, Park Ranger at Stones River National BattlefieldDo You Think You Know the Civil War The History Buff s Guide to the Civil War clears the powder smoke surrounding the war that changed America forever What were the best, the worst, the largest, and the most lethal aspects of the conflict With over thirty annotated top ten lists and unexpected new findings, author Thomas R Flagel will have you debating the most intriguing questions of the Civil War in no time From the top ten causes of the war to the top ten bloodiest battles, this invaluable guide to the great war between the states will delight and inform you about one of the most crucial periods in American history.
    The History Buff s Guide to the Civil War The Best the Worst the Largest and the Most Lethal Top Ten Rankings of the Civil War The single best kickoff to the American Civil WarI can t imagine a better guide for any of us whether student or scholar Robert Hicks author of the New York Times bestselling novel The Widow of the S

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    1. The American Civil War was a watershed in U.S history, one of the country s defining moments But in many ways, the conflict is so far removed from 21st century culture it began 150 years ago next April and is filled with so many details that to thoroughly wrap one s 21st century brain around it can be a daunting task Battles, commanders, weapons, camp life, the home front, not to mention the actual causes was it slavery or wasn t it can be difficult to completely understand if one is new to the [...]

    2. This was the perfect book of Civil War facts for someone like me who knew enough before reading it to speak about it intelligently for about 40 seconds Now I feel I can go on for about 10 minutes, which is still not great, but it s enough to get me through a conversation with someone educated on America s costliest war in terms of lives over 620,000 as opposed to 405,000 in WWII Note I used the Overdrive app for the first time which connects to my library card Free e books And audiobooks, if you [...]

    3. This isn t your typical book of Civil War trivia It contains a series of top ten lists of all sorts of things relating to the war from top ten causes and largest battles to Civil War heroines and causes of death Each list contains a page or two of introductory material and then the ten things Each item on the list has several paragraphs explaining it and then a sentence or two of random trivia Some of the top ten lists can t really be argued with like, for example, the top ten bloodiest battles [...]

    4. This book works for me, but it may not for you.Flagel has created a book of lists, but not just of lists Want to know what were the origins of the Civil War Here are ten Want to know who were the worst generals for the Union or the Confederacy You can find that easily What distinguishes this book, is the several paragraph of explanation for each listing, and the documentation.What I liked best was how easy it was to find a topic If you have an e reader, the search by word or phrase also works we [...]

    5. I bought this book to provide a general, entertaining and broad overview of the Civil War This book achieved my goal to stimulate an interest to read about specific battles and issues of the War I rank it 3 stars because there were a few chapter topics that were not terribly exciting, at least not compared to the greatest battles or the best generals Overall, this book met my wishes and I would recommend it to novice War enthusiasts looking to generate interest.

    6. A good place to begin for those who have only a tenuous grasp of the American Civil War However, it is composed entirely of lists which can be daunting Also, it is truly impossible to get an accurate representation of the Civil War while at the same time compressing everything into such neat lists In addition, I disagreed with some of the author s choice of entries Finally, though the entries are generally well written, they are just that, short little snippets of information, a condensed versio [...]

    7. This book was updated in 2010 and republished as The Civil War Top Ten, and that s the version I read I am interested in American history, but I was not particularly well informed about the Civil War That is partly because I was overwhelmed by the thousands of books published The ones I tried to read were either too massive or too focused The format of this book provided an overview that helped me grasp the immensity of the combat, while informing me of several individuals and incidents that I w [...]

    8. Comprised almost entirely of lists, such as The Bloodiest Battles, the top ten worst, as well as the best, generals, the top 10 battlefields to visit, etc and includes the criteria for selection Well researched, easy to read, would be great on a driving tour or two , good refreshers for those of us who don t constantly read about that time period, and generally a quick reference book or an interesting read Recommended for above reasons.

    9. I liked this book It had the right combination of interesting facts, opinions and information well written and covered enough ground to kee things interesting.If you like books that you can consume in chunks, and you are even a mild Civil War fan, this is a noce read I give this 3.5 stars.

    10. very good guide for anyone that loves civil war history Many facts that i was never aware of The main thing that amazes me is that a large number of soldiers, from both sides, died from disease The conditions back in 1863 were so filthy, unsanitary medical tools, not to mention, feces and urine on the ground, lice was rampant and many, many other reasons for disease to run rampant.

    11. So this is a guide book and it would have been better had t not been a Kindle edition One cannot put a bookmark in or dogear a page and to get to know the book one has to read most of it some parts I expect to go back to but I would prefer a real book with stik it note sticking out.It was convenient on the Kindle to just read a little at a time in the midst of travel or waiting.

    12. I have always found history to be extremely interesting I can t believe how much I learned from The History Buff s Guide Anyone who likes to learn about what happened in the past will appreciate this book I give it five stars.

    13. Flagel s book is entertaining It is organized in such a way that you can stop frequently and get back to it when you have time without losing the gist of the book I found I learned quite a bit from reading this book.

    14. A pretty good Civil War book with lots of subjective top 10 lists, best worst general best battlefield parks etc Also some interesting Top 10 lists like 10 ways the Confederate Constitution differed from the US Constitution Good read.

    15. This helped me understand the Civil War using a top ten format for a bunch of topics, like the top ten causes of the Civil War.

    16. I bought the book but didn t read it for some time because I had thought of it as a trivia type book It is well thought out and provides a good structure for studying the war.

    17. Basically a series of top ten lists of basic and easily digestable info most common cause of deaths, most important battles, items in a soldier s pack, etc.

    18. I love lists, and this is essentially a book of lists Really great intro level read I have this on my Kindle, but am going to buy it in paperback for handy reference

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