Secret Lives of the Civil War: What Your Teachers Never Told You about the War Between the States

Quirk Books, 2007 - 319 Seiten
The author of Secret Lives of the U.S. Presidents (100,000 in print) and Secret Lives of the First Ladies (30,000 in print) is back with another bizarre look at history's most celebrated personalities. With Secret Lives of the Civil War, Cormac O'Brien unearths a host of strange, little-known facts about Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, Thomas 'Stonewall' Jackson, and Harriet Tubman. He also introduces lesser-known people who changed the fate of our country people like:
Sarah Edmonds, who disguised herself as a man so she could fight in the Battle of Bull Run (the Civil War had a surprising number of women soldiers).
William Clarke Quantrill, a sociopath who fought in both armies, mostly for the pleasure of shedding blood.
And of course, Officer Ambrose Burnside, whose unique 'sideburns' would later influence generations of Elvis Presley fans.

Complete with 30 dazzling portraits and illustrated maps, Secret Lives of the Civil War is a new look at one of the most fascinating chapters in American history.

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If you enjoy reading about the Civil War this this is a must read. Divided into two sections, the book deals with the men and woman that fought (in one way or another) for the Union or the Confederacy ... Vollständige Rezension lesen


Abraham Lincoln President of the United States
Harriet Tubman Union Nurse Spy and Guerrilla

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Cormac O'Brien is the author of Secret Lives of the U.S. Presidents (Quirk, 2004) and Secret Lives of the First Ladies (Quirk, 2005). He lives in Bloomfield, New Jersey.

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