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5.0 out of 5 stars Civil War History meets Tom Clancy
I'm an avid student of history and in particular the Civil War, and I love espionage/secret mission novels. This book has the best of both. A good read, but to a resaearcher it is rather imperfect since it has no enumerated footnotes. Nonetheless, the story moves rapidly and everything is explained succincly. I reccommend it to any novice or veteran of Civil War...
Published on 26 Oct. 1998

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2.0 out of 5 stars This book wasa big disappointment.
This is a well-written but poorly-argued effort to concoct a conspiracy theory about certain events in the Civil War. It is uses few primary sources and not well. It seems a clumsy combination of Jones' book Eight Hours Before Richmond and Tidwell's April '65 with very little that is new. Far too many errors of fact make it a poor account of either the Kilpatrick...
Published on 8 Feb. 1999


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2.0 out of 5 stars This book wasa big disappointment., 8 Feb. 1999
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This is a well-written but poorly-argued effort to concoct a conspiracy theory about certain events in the Civil War. It is uses few primary sources and not well. It seems a clumsy combination of Jones' book Eight Hours Before Richmond and Tidwell's April '65 with very little that is new. Far too many errors of fact make it a poor account of either the Kilpatrick Raid or the Confederate spy service. It wasted my time and money.
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2.0 out of 5 stars This book was a big disappointment., 8 Feb. 1999
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This is a well-written but poorly-argued effort to concoct a conspiracy theory about certain events in the Civil War. It is uses few primary sources and not well. It seems a clumsy combination of Jones' book Eight Hours Before Richmond and Tidwell's April '65 with very little that is new. Far too many errors of fact make it a poor account of either the Kilpatrick Raid or the Confederate spy service. It wasted my time and money.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Civil War History meets Tom Clancy, 26 Oct. 1998
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I'm an avid student of history and in particular the Civil War, and I love espionage/secret mission novels. This book has the best of both. A good read, but to a resaearcher it is rather imperfect since it has no enumerated footnotes. Nonetheless, the story moves rapidly and everything is explained succincly. I reccommend it to any novice or veteran of Civil War history or history in general.
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4.0 out of 5 stars An entertaining read, if you don't mind factual errors..., 8 Jun. 1999
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This book was an easy, entertaining read. The tid-bits of Civil War trivia I picked up were well worth my time and money. However, the numerous factual errors that I detected cast a shadow of doubt on the reliability of these tid-bits.
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