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July 2020

'The American Civil War' Paul Christopher Anderson

Bloomsbury

Part of the Short Histories series, this book tells of the American Civil War. The book describes the events of 1861-1865 in chronological order with good photographs and occasional references to the legacy of the war and the 'lost cause'. I had, up to this point, not read much about the American Civil War and I found this book to be an adequate introduction to the topic. All in all, the book is very well structured, but has not completely satisfied me with its explanation of the causes of the war, coverage of international events and reactions and the links to the economies of the fighting powers; although, I suppose these are the limitation of a short history.

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