The newest installment in the New York Times #1 bestselling companion series to the Fox historical docudrama, Bill O’Reilly’s Legends and Lies; The Civil War is a pulse-quickening account of the deadliest war in American history
From the birth of the Republican Party to the Confederacy’s first convention, the Underground Railroad to the Emancipation Proclamation, the Battle of Gettysburg to the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, Bill O’Reilly’s Legends and Lies: The Civil War reveals the amazing and often little known stories behind the battle lines of America’s bloodiest war and debunks the myths that surround its greatest figures, including Harriet Tubman, Abraham Lincoln, General Robert E. Lee, Frederick Douglass, Stonewall Jackson, John Singleton Mosby, Ulysses S. Grant, Jefferson Davis, John Wilkes Booth, William Tecumseh Sherman, and more. An epic struggle between the past and future, the Civil War sought to fulfill the promise that “all men are created equal.” It freed an enslaved race, decimated a generation of young men, ushered in a new era of brutality in war, and created modern America. Featuring archival images, eyewitness accounts, and beautiful artwork that further brings the history to life, The Civil War is the action-packed and ultimate follow-up to the #1 bestsellers The Patriots and The Real West.
Great civil war history refresher
I had read quite a bit on the civil war, Lincoln and visited Gettysburg including walking pickets charge and visiting little round top. This was a nice refresher. Easy read with some new interesting stories, e.g. Edwin Booth saved Lincoln's son from falling apart FF a train platform.
Nothing new or worth reading
A waste of time. Nothing new. Misstatement of facts. Example: Lee and Grant were not acquainted at West Point, but very briefly during the Mexican War. And if you are reading this only because it has Bill O’Reilly’s name on it, you deserve what you get.
Excellent read of key figures and an honest look at the facts (guy above is a bit extreme). Yes the south did fight taxation and for state rights....but state rights to continue and expand slavery to the west in the new territories.