Civil war junkies will thrill to hear this unusual audiobook, which takes a unique tack in examining the events which led two regions of the United States to take arms against each other in 1861. In Cry Havoc! Nelson D. Lankford tracks the country's path to civil war over the course of two months, asking the whole way what could have gone differently - how the war could have changed, or even been avoided, if small and large decisions both had been altered even slightly amidst the heat of prewar patriotic sentiment.
Voice actor Michael Prichard does justice to Lankford's vivid prose in his strong performance, his rough voice driving home the what-ifs that define this compelling work of historical speculation.
"Might-have-beens haunt this absorbing study of the opening act of the Civil War....A lucid, often dramatic account." (Publishers Weekly)
This book would be better read than listened to. There are parallels to our own time, but the narration is so stiff and poorly down that it is a difficult listen.
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This was a very good book overviewing the causes of the civil war. I am a beginner civil war buff. The book was easy to listen to and to follow.