I never "got" Battle Cry of Freedom. I found it tedious, lacking in theme or analysis, and weighed down in irrelevant detail. Instead, I heartily recommend the 8-volume series by Allan Nevins, "The Ordeal of the Union/War of the Union."
posted on 06/17/2005 11:00:41 AM PDT
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I'm not familiar with Battle Cry of Freedom -- I've been focused on the first two levels of the reading list. Your recommendation sounds good (though lengthy). For Civil War reading, I can recommend the Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant -- that's a wonderful book.
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