This is a wonderful book – and not just for Southerners and history buffs!
As a bonafide Yankee and someone who has read much about the Civil war – I learned a great deal from the ‘uncommitted’ Southern perspective. This is a factual history book that reads like a novel.
Brantley takes on the tough issues with great care and an objectivity not often seen when discussing the Civil War. He rides the razor’s edge with his open and frank discussion regarding confederate monuments, not afraid to deal openly with difficult subjects. This is a book for the open-minded reader, not one who seeks a simple or politically correct solution to our Country’s most difficult conflict.