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 Posted: Wed Aug 15th, 2007 11:14 pm
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I listened to this book, not having much choice from the library's selection that day and needing something to keep me company in the car.  It started out well enough, but the longer it went, the worse it got.  The writing is predictably "politically correct" in that all Confederate soldiers were lazy, stupid and brutish, and all Union soldiers were courageous, compassionate and honorable.  Gylanders concentrates on the war in the Western theater, which is fine, except she occasionally refers to what is happening in the East only when the Union has won a battle.  She gloats over the victories at Antietam and Gettysburg, conveniently omitting Union disasters at Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville.  My strong recommendation to anyone intersted in serious Civil War literature is to give this one a miss, as I wish I had.

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