Synopses & Reviews
“Highly informative and entertaining…propels the reader light years beyond dull textbooks and Gone with the Wind.”
—San Francisco Chronicle
It has been 150 years since the opening salvo of Americas War Between the States. New York Times bestselling author Ken Davis tells us everything we never knew about our nations bloodiest conflict in Dont Know Much About ® the Civil War—another fascinating and fun installment in his acclaimed series.
Millions of Americans, bored by dull textbooks, are in the dark about the most significant event in our history. Here, the "New York Times" bestselling author deftly sorts out the players, the politics, and the key events of the Civil War.
Why did Abraham Lincoln sneak into Washington for his inauguration? Was the Gettysburg Address written on the back of an envelope?Where did the Underground Railroad run?
Can you answer these questions? If not, you're not alone! New York Times-bestselling author Kenneth C. Davis comes to the rescue, deftly sorting out the players, the politics, the key events -- Emancipation and Reconstruction, Shiloh and Gettysburg, Generals Grant and Lee, Harriet Beecher Stowe -- and providing little-known facts that will enthrall even learned Civil War buffs. Vivid, informative, and hugely entertaining, Don't Know Much About® the Civil War is the only book you'll ever need on "the war that never ended."
Includes bibliographical references (p. -505) and index.
About the Author
Kenneth C. Davis is the New York Times best-selling author of Don't Know Much About® History, Don't Know Much About® Geography, Don't Know Much About® The Civil War,
and Don't Know Much About® The Bible.
Peoplemagazine has said that "Reading [Davis] is like returning to the classroom of the best teacher you ever had."
A frequent visitor to classrooms and teacher groups, Davis has appeared often on The Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, National Public Radio,and many other television and radio shows. He is a contributing editor to USA Weekend,which features his Don't Know Much About®quizzes on a variety of subjects.
Born and educated in Mt. Vernon, New York, he now lives in New York City and Vermont with his wife, Joann, and their two children, Jenny and Colin.