If you went to school in the United States, you probably learned about the Civil War - but this audiobook won’t be like what you learned in history class. Maybe your teacher took the controversial stand that the Civil War was all about states' rights...or maybe you learned all about the horrors slavery, but never quite figured out why things didn’t get better after the war ended.
If you didn’t go to school in the United States, things are even more confusing. When the media is full of references to the Confederate flag, the legacy of slavery, and poverty in the American South, you might have a vague sense that things are bad because of the Civil War...but why? Why does a war that happened over 150 years ago still cast a shadow over the United States?
This audiobook will tell you why. It will lead you, step-by-step, through the causes of the Civil War and the effects. But unlike your high school history teacher, it won’t put you to sleep with long-winded biographies and lists of dates. The names you’ll learn are the big players, the ones with big personalities who made big differences.
In just a few minutes a day, you can hear bite-sized stories from the Civil War - quick, easy explanations to guide you through the main points, with just enough scary, surprising, or just plain strange facts to keep you coming back for more.
Each chapter ends with a bonus helping of trivia and some quick questions to test your knowledge.
By the time you’re finished, you’ll know all the facts your history teacher never taught you - from who said slavery was a "positive good" (and why they thought that), to who dressed up in women’s clothing to escape from Union soldiers.
I enjoy a lot of Civil War stuff, from movies to books. I've never done reenactments, but have considered it from time to time. I've got a pretty extensive knowledge on the subject, but these fellas hit me with some things I'd never heard of before.
I enjoy how they split the book up, 6 parts in total, replete with a quiz at the end just to see if you were paying attention! This would be a good book to help prepare for a civil war history class, going into an environment in which this could come up in a discussion, or just reading it for your own edification and interests. I really enjoyed how the book focused on some NOT so well known players, such as a 10 year old kid. Yes, big names are used, but it's those in the background that you haven't heard of (most likely) that really piques one's interest.
History buffs should really enjoy this text, so should anyone who teaches the subject, because it reveals alot of truths that are glossed over or never discussed. I just learned that this is part of a War series, and that the series is not just about the Civil War. I will be looking into those books as well in the future. Even though I did receive a promo code for this review it in no way influenced my considerations of the material, and in fact, inspired me to be more honest. In fact, getting a code generally makes me harsher as a reviewer as I am more often concerned what someone like ME will decide based on my review.
Get this book and get to learning the truth and hidden facts about the Civil War.
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I liked how the book is divided into six-parts. The book provides enough information for one to attend a party or discussion on the Civil War and participate.
Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?
More errors than a Pittsburgh Pirates game
Has The American Civil War Trivia Book: Interesting American Civil War Stories You Didn't Know turned you off from other books in this genre?
fortunately there aren't any
How did the narrator detract from the book?
by mouthing meticulous metaphors of merit
Do you think The American Civil War Trivia Book: Interesting American Civil War Stories You Didn't Know needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?
yes American Civil War Retracted: We Get it Right Maybe the Second Time but you'll still pay
Any additional comments?
seriously more errors, proofreader was either deaf or dead
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