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

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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

Inhalt

Preface
6
Abraham Lincoln President of the United States
22
Mary Todd Lincoln First Lady
33
Henry Wager Halleck Union General
44
George Brinton McClellan Union General
53
Ulysses S Grant Union General
64
William Tecumseh Sherman Union General
79
Ambrose Everett Burnside Union General
90
Varina Howell Davis Confederate First Lady
178
Robert E Lee Confederate General
187
James Longstreet Confederate General
200
Thomas Jonathan Stonewall Jackson Confederate Officer
212
Richard Stoddert Ewell Confederate General
225
Ambrose Powell Hill Confederate General
236
Braxton Bragg Confederate General
247
James Ewell Brown Stuart Confederate General
257

Joseph Hooker Union General
101
Philip Henry Sheridan Union General
110
Daniel Edgar Sickles Union General
123
Frederick Douglass Abolitionist Leader
135
Sarah Emma Edmonds Union Soldier Spy and Nurse
147
Harriet Tubman Union Nurse Spy and Guerrilla
155
THE CONFEDERACY
166
Jubal Anderson Early Confederate Officer
270
Nathan Bedford Forrest Confederate General
283
William Clarke Quantrill Confederate Guerrilla Leader
293
Rose ONeale Greenhow Confederate Spy
302
Selected Bibliography
311
Acknowledgments
320
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Über den Autor (2007)

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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