Listeners will find insightful pieces on such intriguing figures as Harriet Tubman, John Brown, Jesse James, and William Tecumseh Sherman, and on such vital issues as Confederate military strategy, the failure of peace negotiations to end the war, and the realities and myths of the Confederacy.
Combining the finest scholarship with luminous prose, and packed with new information and fresh ideas, this book brings together the most recent thinking by the nation's leading authority on the Civil War.
©2007 James M. McPherson; (P)2008 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
"It will seduce anyone, Civil War neophyte or fanatic, for its authority and judgments....There is not a bad chapter in this book. This Mighty Scourge is a marvelous read from a master historian. Like all good history, what it makes you want to do is know more." (Boston Globe)
Excellent historical honest perspective of the Civil War. I plan to listen to this multiple time to retain the historical value.
The book is an interesting narrative on the civil war, covering the war from a variety of perspectives. The narration, however, is mind-numbing. The monotone narrator made me wish the book would just end.
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