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After the first shots of the Civil War were fired in 1861, both sides thought victory would come quickly. But they were wrong. Battle followed battle, and the death toll climbed. The North and the South were unprepared for the long bloody conflict ahead. Then the two armies met at Gettysburg, a battle that would change the course of history.
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Historian and award-winning author Don Nardo has written many books for young people about modern history, including studies of the rise of Hitler and Nazism, World War II, international terrorism, and dozens of military topics. In addition, he specializes in ancient history and has published numerous volumes about the histories and cultures of the ancient Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, and peoples of Mesopotamia. Nardo, who also composes and arranges orchestral music, lives with his wife, Christine, in Massachusetts.Review:
These objective and readable books discuss the causes, battles, and politics of the Civil War and Reconstruction. Authors incorporate primary-source materials into the texts, and a limited number of sidebars add additional information or longer primary-so --Series Made Simple; School Library Journal
These slim volumes succinctly present events in the war between the states. The major battles describe leaders, strategy, new technology used, and the outcome. Each book includes text boxes with longer quotations derived from journals, newspapers, and spe --Library Media Connection
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