Top positive review
Excellent Single Volume
on 28 August 2016
This is the book you should read if you're looking for a single volume on the American.civil war. It documents the events which led up to the war all the way through to General Lee's surrender.
The book was excellent for me because, although 956 pages, I learnt all I want to know on a subject where entire books are dedicated to single battles.
The author is light handed, and doesn't let his own opinions distort his version of events; which is always a positive in a historical tome. He also does a thorough job on describing all the main protagonists in depth; and the roguish elements of the war too. Highly recommended for those like me, who only want to read a single volume on the subject.