The Real History of the Civil War: A New Look at the Past

Author(s): Alan Axelrod


The Civil War is shrouded in legend and mythology - but this new entry in the "Real History" series provides a clear, fresh view of the events for curious readers who want an intellectual, but not dryly academic, presentation of this inexhaustibly fascinating subject. Covering everything from the roots of the conflict to Reconstruction, Axelrod addresses a range of less-discussed subjects such as the efforts made to avert war (including Lincoln's initial hesitant response); the fragmentation of popular opinion in both the North and the South; and the institutional problems that afflicted the Union and Confederate Armies. Axelrod also explores the so-called "turning points" of the war and whether slavery really was the major cause of the conflict. Diary excerpts, letters, informative sidebars and contemporary photography, art and maps round out this absorbing, thought-provoking study.

Product Information

Alan Axelrod is the prolific author of over 60 popular business and history books, including Sterling's CEO, Profiles in, the Real History and Risk series. He has been a creative consultant and on-camera personality for documentary series on Discovery Channel, among others and has appeared on CNN, Fox and numerous radio programmes. He has been featured in BusinessWeek, Fortune, Men's Health, Cosmopolitan and USA Today.

General Fields

  • : 9781402763908
  • : Sterling Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • : Sterling
  • : 1.393
  • : October 2012
  • : 222mm X 172mm X 56mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Alan Axelrod
  • : Hardback
  • : en
  • : 973.7
  • : 472
  • : full colour throughout, includes photographs, includes illustrations, includes maps