A battle ready guide to the deadliest war in American history.
Completely revised for the Sesquicentennial, The Complete Idiot's Guide® to the Civil War, Third Edition is
a comprehensive overview of America's bloodiest war. From the first shots fired at Fort Sumter to Lee's surrender at
Appomattox, this book embodies the latest scholarship, offering fascinating stories of the men and women who fought
bravely and often died for a cause they believed in. The book features a clear chronology of major events and detailed
explanations of key battles such as Gettysburg, Chattanooga, and Chancellorsville. Author Alan Axelrod offers intimate
impressions and anecdotes from generals and soldiers alike, and strategies of war leaders such as Sherman, Lee, and