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The Handy Civil War Answer Book - Samuel Willard Crompton

The Handy Civil War Answer Book

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Samuel Willard Crompton has taught history to a generation of community college students, bridging the gap between the late analog and the early digital age. He is the author or editor of many books, including one on Ulysses Grant and another on Clara Barton. He was chosen to attend "The Civil War in Trans-National Perspective," an NEH summer program hosted by the Gilder-Lehrman Institute and NYU. One of the key questions the NEH scholars concentrated on was "Who won the Civil War?" While it is quite apparent that as of 1865 the twin causes of Union and Emancipation had prevailed, one can be forgiven for thinking otherwise when examining the South in, say, 1895. Crompton is also a major contributor to the 24-volume "American National Biography," which is expected to stand as the premier American biographical reference for the next 50 years. He resides in Hadley, Massachusetts, where, when taking afternoon walks, he often passes a white stone by the side of the road that announces the birthplace of "Fighting Joe" Hooker.

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Samuel Willard Crompton has taught history to a generation of community college students, bridging the gap between the late analog and the early digital age. He is the author or editor of many books, including one on Ulysses Grant and another on Clara Barton. He was chosen to attend "The Civil War in Trans-National Perspective," an NEH summer program hosted by the Gilder-Lehrman Institute and NYU. One of the key questions the NEH scholars concentrated on was "Who won the Civil War?" While it is quite apparent that as of 1865 the twin causes of Union and Emancipation had prevailed, one can be forgiven for thinking otherwise when examining the South in, say, 1895. Crompton is also a major contributor to the 24-volume "American National Biography," which is expected to stand as the premier American biographical reference for the next 50 years. He resides in Hadley, Massachusetts, where, when taking afternoon walks, he often passes a white stone by the side of the road that announces the birthplace of "Fighting Joe" Hooker.

"This new volume is a quick and fascinating introduction to the Civil War, touching on pertinent aspects of the conflict. The author covers the battles but also discusses, various social, economic, political, and other issues related to the period. Highly Recommended." -- "Choice" "This title could work as a supplementary American history textbook for high school students or serve as personal reading for Civil War buffs." -- "Library Journal" "Using a question-and-answer format, this information-filled volume offers a plethora of facts about the Civil War ... An inexpensive addition to the numerous Civil War books being published during the sesquicentennial." -- "School Library Journal" "The author achieves a strong narrative flow. [He] is knowledgeable and judicious. Like the other "Handy Answer Books," this entry on the Civil War is not specifically marketed to young adults, but is quite suitable for teens as well as for general readers." -- "Voya Reviews"

ISBN: 9781578594764
ISBN-10: 1578594766
Series: Handy Answer Books
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 410
Published: 15th April 2014
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 18.0  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.68