The Civil War Months.
I enjoy reading about the Civil War. The war facinates me. For me the hardest part is keeping everything strait.
This book looks to be a great read.
The author tells the story of the war from month to month so maybe I can finally get a skeleton I can hang all the facts on.
Book InfoThe Civil War Months: A Month-by-Month Compendium of the War Between the States
by Walter Coffey
Reason: Always a sucker for a Civil War book.
The Civil War obliterated America’s past, along with many of the founders’ visions of what America should be. Replacing those visions was the America that we have today. Any true understanding of America, both past and present, must include a specific understanding of this conflict.
This work, with a thought-provoking introduction exploring the true causes of the war, traces the entire story of the conflict in a concise monthly summary. In addition to all the major events that shaped the war, key facts that have disappeared from most mainstream texts are also included, such as:
* Both Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis lost young sons during the war
* The legendary Robert E. Lee faced intense southern criticism for military failures in the war’s first year
* U.S. forces battled the Sioux Indians during the war, leading to the largest mass execution in American history
* A former Ohio congressman was banished to the South by Lincoln for opposing the war
Facts are explored and myths are exposed as the conflict is put in its proper chronological perspective. For anyone seeking a general resource guide to the seminal event in American history, this is essential reading.
Walter Coffey was born in Joliet, Illinois and is a graduate of Joliet Junior College and Loyola University of Chicago. He has written several works of historical fiction and nonfiction, and his work has earned critical praise from the Quincy Writers' Guild and Foreword Magazine. He is also a member of the Houston Civil War Round Table who has been honored by the Sons of Confederate Veterans. Walter currently resides with his wife Gianna in Texas and can be contacted at WalterCoffey.com.