North against South. Grant versus Lee. Brother against brother. The Civil War split the nation into two warring parties and shaped American history and culture dramatically. This book provides a complete survey of the warÆs major events, including:
Profiles of the Civil WarÆs great leaders
The struggle for African-American freedom
Military strategy and weaponry
Landmark historical documents like the Gettysburg Address
A detailed Civil War timeline
The heroicùand tragicùstories of the Civil War come alive in this extraordinary retelling, combining a compelling historical commentary with fascinating insights into the most prominent characters of that era.