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by Webb Garrison

eBook A Treasury of CIVIL WAR TALES download ISBN: 0345362624
Author: Webb Garrison
Publisher: Ballantine Books; Reprint edition (March 13, 1990)
Language: English
ePub: 1670 kb
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Rating: 4.3
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Category: History
Subcategory: Americas

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Originally published: A treasury of Civil War tales. A collection of fifty-two true stories recounting unusual events of the Civil War era. Thunder, lightning, and hail.

No war was as intense and chaotic as the American Civil War. Author Webb Garrison has brought together Jackson's story and 150 other instances of friendly fire in this unique book that strips away the romanticism of the Civil War. night setting in, it was difficult to distinguish friend. night setting in, it was difficult to distinguish friend from foe. Several of our own command were killed by our own friends. Ambrose Wright at Malvern Hill I thought it better to kill a Union man or two than to lose the effect of my moral suasion.

In "A Treasury of Civil War Tales," you'll discover things like: What Union general was showered with 10,000 gift cigars following the unconditional surrender of Fort Donelson, Tennessee, how a Boston banking heiress wrote the "Battle Hymn of the Republic" following a tour of war-torn Washington, and what former Ohio congressman was deported from the United States to the Confederacy. for advocating peace and reconciliation with the South.

A Treasury of Minnesota Tales - Webb Garrison. A Treasury of. Minnesota Tales. Published by Rutledge Hill Press, a division of Thomas Nelson, In. . Box 141000, Nashville, Tennessee 37214.

Originally released in 1989, this book by popular writer Webb Garrison has been updated by his granddaughter to include stories about Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. From George Washington to George W. Bush, Americans have been fascinated with the men who held the most powerful office in the world. In A Treasury of White House Tales, fifty-one stories about our presidents and their families are told, illustrated with more than 100 photographs.

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These and more than 1,600 other fascinating questions are answered in this entertaining volume from the author of A Treasury of Civil War Tales. In Civil War Trivia and Fact Book more than 2,000 unusual, interesting, and little-known facts are assembled in a volume that will tantalize the mind at every page. What Confederate general could be identified at a distance by the ostrich plume in his hat? How many Southerners migrated to the North during the war? How many Northerners moved to the South? These and hundreds of other questions are answered.

The sweeping hisotrical event known as the Civil War left no part of the nation untouched. Great and humble, soldiers and civilians, men and women, blacks, whites, and Indians--all had vivid stories about the gathering storms, the four unforgettable years of conflict, and the bittersweet aftermath.
Comments: (3)
Its good to read a Civil War history that just doesn't parrot the party line, sanctify Lincoln, and villify the entire CSA. The last chapter on 'Mr. Lincoln's War' is especially refreshing, although the author should have devoted a few more pages to this heterodoxical argument.
The reviewer who said the book is "slightly colored by the author's opinions" is right. In the last chapter, "From Start to Finish, It Really Was Lincoln's War", which somehow doesn't get a chapter number, the author even makes a brief attempt at alternative history.

I found the author's style a little bit "in your face". The cover itself says the stories inside are "interesting". It is obvious that since he is including the stories in his book, they are interesting to him. But does he need to tell the reader they are interesting? We should be able to determine that on our own.

Some were smoother to read than others. I found some a little hard to follow. Perhaps some of the stories were too involved for such short treatment, and would be better dealt with book-length. Topics such as the chapter, "Ten Thousand Southern Leaders Went into Exile", were covered well enough, but left me wanting to hear more.

A book of this type is easier and quicker to write than a single-topic book. That is obvious. An author wanting to get a book out right away will do this type first. Garrison's character sketches were good enough for this type of work, but again, I wanted to know more about figures such as Seward and Stanton.

Reading the book is a good way to find Civil War topics to explore further. As the reviewer mentioned above also stated, one can finish a chapter and come back to it a month later.
Although the title implies that this might be a collection of short stories, it is more a series of chapters describing historical events. Written in a journalistic style that would hold your interest in a magazine, this book is not fiction but history that is slightly colored by the author's opinions. (Perhaps the word "tales" is used to avoid an obligation to be totally objective.) Still, the chapters are short and entertaining. You can finish a chapter and come back to the book a month later if you want because the chapters are independent of each other.
You will meet a wide range of characters in this book, from Harriet Beecher Stowe to Jubal Early and Abe Lincoln. Political background is covered without sounding dry, and some of the incidental stories (such as the background of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic") are quite fascinating. Garrison ends the book with some criticism of Abe Lincoln, who he felt prolonged the war. Notes about the author state that he lives in North Carolina.
My copy was published in 1990.