• The American Civil War Trivia Book: Interesting American Civil War Stories You Didn't Know

  • Trivia War Books, Book 3
  • Di: Bill O'Neill, Dwayne Walker
  • Letto da: Derek Newman
  • Durata: 3 ore e 20 min
  • Versione integrale
  • Data di pubblicazione: 07 03 2018
  • Lingua: Inglese
  • Editore: LAK Publishing
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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.

©2018 LAK Publishing (P)2018 LAK Publishing

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  • Totali
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  • cosmitron
  • 23 03 2018

Quirky Zany Civil War trivia for beginners

If you could sum up The American Civil War Trivia Book: Interesting American Civil War Stories You Didn't Know in three words, what would they be?

Unique,simple,boring,

Who was your favorite character and why?

N/A

Have you listened to any of Derek Newman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

He did a good job with the material he had to work with.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Civil war for non readers.

Any additional comments?

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review

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  • Bill Beaulac
  • 27 03 2018

Civil War 101 more so than trivia . . .

Perhaps it is because I am rather well read on the Civil War, but I was expecting to learn of some obscure (i.e. trivial) happenings and outcomes of the war. Aside from learning that the can opener was invented during the Civil War, the rest of the book was a brisk walk through the basics leading up to and throughout the Civil War years. Although there is a lot of accurate information presented, it often comes across as having a bit of revisionist history ring to its content. For example, there was a section speaking of current day racism is fueled by poor white folk in the South; "Is it okay to carry a Confederate flag today?" Although reasonable questions, they have no bearing on trivia matters during the Civil War period. In short, the book just didn't like up to it's title, in my humble opinion.

That being said, the book did flow pretty well, was an easy listen (perhaps because it was full of general knowledge info?), and the narrator did a nice job. As for recommending this book I would have to say yes I would with the caveat being that the target audience would be those tha wanted a general overview of the Civil War period in America. A review copy of this audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in return for this unbiased review. If you found this review helpful, please take a moment to click yes below.

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  • Totali
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  • Ray Johnson
  • 13 03 2018

Facts and people that you didn't know about

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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    3 out of 5 stars
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  • Ira S. Saposnik
  • 09 03 2018

boring simplistic and incorrect

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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  • Luke
  • 12 04 2018

Fun facts about a decidedly...not fun topic

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. The authors allow us to see their personal opinions and it is refreshing to hear the KKK referred to as the terrorist group it is.

Plus, it's a pretty short delve into a really complicated issue, but they cover the basics rather well.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Not really applicable, as we mostly just get Cliff Notes on some of the biggest players in the Civil War

Which scene was your favorite?

"Many people disagree about the causes of the Civil War. Some say it was about slavery. Some say its about states' rights. Most people split the difference that it was about states' rights to own people as slaves"

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

The team have a great way of writing and narrating this facts to bring just the right amount of dark humor.

Any additional comments?

"I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

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  • Myztikal
  • 01 04 2018

Not Trivia - Not Worth It

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As other reviews pointed out, this is not a trivia book on the Civil War. It included highlights of reasons for the war, depending on the POV from the North and South.
Several prominent figures were brought up, but basic information.
Life after the war (including several decades later) was talked about; but I wasn’t expecting that.
It could be recommended as a prerequisite for Civil War studies, but not for anyone who has had any education that included it.
This author has several other Trivia books out; perhaps I’ll pick up one if the topic or war was something not covered in my primary schools, like the Vietnam War, which was discussed in like 2 days in high school.
Derek Newman was exceptional with his delivery and kept it interesting.

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  • Rodney
  • 26 03 2018

Awful

I got this free - and here’s my review.

I’ve literally read hundreds of civil war books but when I was offered to receive a review copy I decided I’d give it a chance since even if you are well read on something you can generally learn something new from a trivia book.

Well first and foremost it’s not what I would call a trivia book, it’s just a very simple overview of events of the civil war with quizzes at the end of each chapter. There’s a few trivia facts in the book - but it’s not a trivia book.

Next up is the content. Ugh. Amateur, politically correct, extremely light on knowledge. Yes the book is short at under 4 hours - but I really don’t know what you’d learn here that would be of any value. The content is written like it’s a 2018 public school text book, which isn’t a good thing since that means it’s extremely light on history and not written in a compelling manner. As for bring PC, yep, this is written for the generation of people that have to hear a disclaimer for 5 mins before anything of note is said in case it offends anyone. Also the insight into events is very swallow and extremely predictable.

It’s impossible for me to recommend this book to anyone as it’s just not well written, not a trivia book, and is much too lightweight to serve as even an introduction - for the time spent here you could learn a lot more in a basic overview of the war.

In closing I honestly believe the only thing I learned, the only thing, was the can opener was invented during the civil war, which is covered in like the first 10 mins of the book when the author spends 15 mins telling you how much you’re going to learn by reading this book. Times are approximate, not being literal in terms of time.

Sorry to bash the book after getting it for free, but those are the breaks when you ask for honest reviews.

The narrator for the book was fine and gave a professional reading.

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  • in1ear (John Row)
  • 24 03 2018

Enjoyable Listen U.S. Civil War Trivia

Would you listen to The American Civil War Trivia Book: Interesting American Civil War Stories You Didn't Know again? Why?

Yes. I enjoyed the listen. This is sort of like a cross of a high school lecture and Teen Jeopardy. Basic but still a fun listen even for very expert level CW aficionados.

What other book might you compare The American Civil War Trivia Book: Interesting American Civil War Stories You Didn't Know to and why?

I made the comparison to lectures and Teen Jeopardy. It was interesting and had some facts that I had forgotten from my studies (for entertainment).

Which character – as performed by Derek Newman – was your favorite?

This is abook of narration not dramatised acting. Derek has a great voice though. Good pace, easily understood. No "quirks".

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Entertained.

Any additional comments?

This was an interesting work! Well researched and well written. This held my attention.As always..

This review copy audiobook was provided by the author, narrator or publisher at no cost. Which I can only assume was voluntary on their part. I am happy to give my honest review of it. I think I'm suppose to mention how reviewing this was voluntary on my part too!

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  • Deedra
  • 19 05 2018

Amrican Civil War trivia

Excellent book on everything about the Civil War that you may not know.Narrated nicely by Derek Newman.I was given this book by the narrator,author or publisher free for an honest review.

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  • Margaret
  • 25 04 2018

Wow, really? I didn’t know that

I really liked the format of this book. Each chapter has some information explained in reasonable detail, then extra tidbits of information as a bullet list (less detail), then a question and answer segment. I found the book informative, interesting and the information that was explained in more detail was appropriate. I am not American by birth so I learned a lot. Despite this, I think most people would learn quite a bit from this book.

This is the first book I’ve read/listened to by this author and I would gladly listen to another.

This is the first book I’ve listened to by this narrator and I would listen to another. His reading was well paced and appropriate to the content.

There are no explicit sex scenes, excessive violence or swearing.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and voluntarily left this unbiased review

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