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Explore the deadliest war in American history!

No other war in the history of the US has sparked as much debate and conflict as the American Civil War. For more than 150 years, the story of the Civil War has been a source of contention, confusion, and even contempt in American life. Even today, the American public cannot agree on the causes of the Civil War, never mind its lessons or legacy.

More Americans died in the Civil War than in WWI, WWII, and Vietnam combined. The war not only put Americans against Americans, but family against family, neighbor against neighbor, friend against friend. The conflict between the Union and the Confederacy still runs deep in some parts of the US. Indeed, the fundamental questions of the Civil War - questions about racial (in)equality, the rights of citizenship, and the role of government - remain hot debates today. In many ways, the war that claimed more than 600,000 American lives a century and a half ago is still the biggest battle being waged on American soil.

In The Civil War: A Captivating Guide to the American Civil War and Its Impact on the History of the United States, you will discover topics such as:

  • An uneasy nation
  • The foundation cracks
  • The first shot
  • Welcome to war
  • Bloody days
  • Proclaiming freedom
  • The War looks grim
  • Turning the tide
  • The final fight
  • Reunited
  • Post-war America
  • And much, much more!

So listen to this audiobook now if you want to learn about the Civil War!

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Four Stars From Me!!!

The book gives a good overview of the war and its causes. It gives the reader a good taster and ideas for further reading.

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At the end as racist is just ludicrous.

Its too boring for a British. Trying to tie Obamas question of birth certificate origin at the end as racist is just ludicrous. I still posted three stars, because the author did some work and narrator did his job as well.

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  • Joey
  • 12-04-20

American Civil War

This topic was broken down and easy to understand which was commendable. I always get confused between the generals, major battles, and politics, this audio version on the other hand...helped me understand the details surrounding the war.

I also enjoyed the events leading prior to the war and the aftermath.

Thank you for adding a selection from another book in Chapter 14...The roaring 1920s.

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  • Janet Crawford
  • 17-10-18

Quick good listening.

A very interesting read with some unknown facts. This is brief but expresses how the civil war still impacts our culture till this day.

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  • Randall Torrez
  • 17-10-18

Good, short review of the Civil War.

Interesting, the Writing style keeps you interested and you definitely learn alot from reading this book. 1861 -1865 are the years of the Civil War, with Reconstruction until 1877

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  • Silaoon Rome
  • 17-10-18

Book was pretty intetestingm

Without a doubt the best explanation of the reasoning for the Civil War and the impact that is still felt today.

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  • John L Morton
  • 17-10-18

Fairly simplistic. Good for beginners.

I enjoyed this book and the way the author presented facts in straight forward manner.

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  • Brittany C. McKinney
  • 17-10-18

There is much to learn, this book is packed.

A brief history of the American civil war. This book is recommended for those unaware of the American civil war. It is good starting point to know about American history.

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  • Aryeh Madina
  • 17-10-18

A Must Five Star, our history.

Great read. Would recommend it to anyone who has time and wants to know a bit about our country's history.

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  • Willy Staples
  • 17-10-18

Great intro to the Civil War

I will admit I was never much of a history buff, but I do feel its important to have a base understanding of events in history. I really enjoyed reading this book, it touched on some key points of the Civil War, just enough information to make it interesting and valuable. I read the Kindle version, formatting was great along with the content.

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  • Michael Cooper
  • 17-10-18

Some challenges to older views.

I liked the book, with an updated view of the influencing elements of history, but would probably go with caution about some facts. Did most devastation of plantations happen at the hands of Southerners, as opposed to Sherman on the march to the sea? Maybe to crops, but not homes and belongings. Some faked a quarantine on the property to get troupes to pass by( ie., Charleston, SC).