Great Battles for Boys: Civil War
ISBN: 1947076043
EAN13: 9781947076044
Language: English
Pages: 274
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 9.00" L x 6.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback

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America's Deadliest War More Americans died in the Civil War than all other US wars combined--about 600,000 soldiers. And yet, many people still don't know much about this four-year war that tore apart the United States. This book will change that. Want Boys to Read Books? Give Them Books They Want to Read In this installment of the best-selling history series, young readers move chronologically through 20 Civil War battles, beginning with the first shots fired at Fort Sumter to the final days at Appomattox. Historic photographs, maps, and powerful chapters make history leap off the page, capturing the attention of even reluctant readers. Learn about the military leaders, weapons, and strategies that brought victory--or defeat--on American soil. Some of the battles covered: Forts Henry and Donelson : North and South fight for control of Kentucky's crucial waterways. The Ironclads: Two navies battling hull-to-hull on the Virginia coast. Antietam: More than 22,000 casualties--and yet, neither side won. Chancellorsville: Robert E. Lee's greatest victory. Gettysburg : The war's costliest battle--more than 40,000 deaths--provoked Lincoln to issue the Emancipation Proclamation. Vicksburg : How Grant starved and bombed a southern city into surrender. Second Battle of Sabine Pass: A little-known Texas fight with a surprising victory. Petersburg: How the Union literally blew a hole in the South. Make sure your kids know the past--so they can change the future. RAVE REVIEWS FOR GREAT BATTLES FOR BOYS ... should be in school libraries everywhere...a treasure trove of information ... engagingly written .... Amazon Top 500 Reviewer Biographical information follows every battle. Truly excellent work - gets kids excited to keep reading M. Heiss, 5-star Amazon review Very good, easy read and great to teach your boys true history. M.G. Scott, 5-star Amazon review

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