The author needed to insert color, anecdotes and reminiscences.
I have read dozens of books in this genre. This one is at the bottom of the list.
Never ever would I want to listen to this speaker. He over annunciates, over emotes and detracts from the content.
This book had no redeeming qualities. The author seemed to have only a superficial knowledge of his subject and never went to what was happening on the ground.
I think an 11 year old who knows nothing about the Civil War might enjoy this book.
He is a poor story teller. His prose uses cliche phrases and words that weren't used in the 1860's. His book also includes major historical inaccuracies. He states that Winfield Scott was offered command of all Southern forces...duh! He is obviously not a student of the era.
The narrator mispronounces the names of rivers, generals and battlefields.
I have read over 100 books on Civil War history and this comes in dead last.
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