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This volume in the Seven-Day Scholar series brings to life significant moments in our nation's heroic tragedy, the Civil War, and coincides with its 150th anniversary. The book is organized into fifty-two chapters, corresponding to the weeks in a year; and each week has a theme--what ignited the war, Antietam, soldiers' food and drink, the 54th Massachusetts, the Gettysburg Address, Vicksburg, medical care, Lincoln's assassination, why the North won, and many more. Each chapter includes seven related narrative entries, one for every day of the week. These one-page entries, which read like historical fiction, bring to life crucial political decisions, unforgettable people, key battlefield moments, scholarly debates, and struggles on the home front.

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The Civil War
exploring history one week at a time
Dennis Gaffney and Peter Gaffney

Published 2011 by Hyperion in New York .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

Prelude to a war: sparks before the flame
The country explodes, the cannon is fired (1860-1861)
A bloody war for freedom (1862)
An all-consuming battle (1863)
The people, weary of war (1864)
The "mighty scourge" ends, the nation is transformed (1865)

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E468 .G34 2011

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xiii, 477 p.
25 x x centimeters

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