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A brilliant account of the tregedy that was the Civil War.,
By A Customer
This review is from: Civil War Trilogy (Paperback)
I'm not noted for my literary interests but this trilogy had me spellbound from page to page. I'd visited some Civil War sites on recent visits to the US and, on the recommendation of a colleague from Queen's College in Charlotte, NC, I watched the film Gettysburg.
This film set the scene for me and the books provided graphic and 'realistic' first-hand accounts of the various actions in the war and the roles played by the leading characters.
I have a good friend (a Texan) who, when I ask him about recent US military leaders, is given to adding "... but his grandfather fought on the right (or wrong) side in the Civil War."
So, in truth, I started to read these books with a bias towards the South and its cause. So skilful is the writing that, in the end, right and wrong were meaningless and I was simply overwhelmed by the tragedy that was the Civil War.
The intimate insights into the characters and the impact the war had on their pre-war relationships served to illustrate so vividly the heartrending and catastrophic effect that war has on the people caught up in its wake.
I commend this trilogy of books to you.