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Civil War? I saw no sign of it...., 5 Feb. 2011
Unless you are interestd in gardening this book has no other value.It does not depict the spirit of the years leading up to the actual outbreak of war. There are no revolutionary characters, no dissenters, no poltical discussion. The text is plodding and repetative and in many situations fairly unlikey or unbelievable. I bought it to get an understanding and "feel" of the age to compliment acedemic texts. However the best book by far, still remains Christopher Hill's World turned Upside Down.