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Don't know much about the Civil War: everything you need to know about America's greatest conflict but never learned

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Publisher:
Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group
Pub. Date:
2011
Language:
English
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"Highly informative and entertaining...propels the reader light years beyond dull textbooks and Gone with the Wind." --San Francisco Chronicle It has been 150 years since the opening salvo of America's War Between the States. New York Times bestselling author Ken Davis tells us everything we never knew about our nation's bloodiest conflict in Don't Know Much About ® the Civil War--another fascinating and fun installment in his acclaimed series.

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title_displayDon't know much about the Civil War : everything you need to know about America's greatest conflict but never learned
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Don't know much about the Civil War : everything you need to know about America's greatest conflict but never learned / Kenneth C. Davis
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