A great introduction to the Civil War by a first-rate historian
McPherson briefly covers all aspects of the conflict, from "Bleeding Kansas" to the difficulties in Reconstruction. As a Civil War buff (I have over 75 books and have read dozens more) I can think of no main topic he did not touch upon. In fact, I added a few stories to my repertoire for my classes.
Most topics are covered with a two page spread - text on the even pages and a full page photo, map or painting spread on the facing page. Also, with every topic there is a "Quick Facts" section.
|A famous photo of an escaped|
slave named Gordon. This is one
tough images I mention in the
review. The picture is entitled
"The Scourged Back"
I rate this book 5 stars out of 5.
This book can be found on Amazon.com here: Fields of Fury: The American Civil War
Reviewed on June 16, 2009.