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by Webb Garrison

ePub Curiosities of the Civil War: Strange Stories, Infamous Characters and Bizarre Events download
Author:
Webb Garrison
ISBN13:
978-1595553591
ISBN:
1595553592
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Publisher:
Thomas Nelson; Reprint edition (February 27, 2011)
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Americas
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1459 kb
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4.8
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Civil War buffs, be warned: Webb Garrison’s Curiosities of the Civil War may catch you off guard.

Civil War buffs, be warned: Webb Garrison’s Curiosities of the Civil War may catch you off guard. Packed with obscurities and bizarre anecdotes, it spills over with specifics you’ve likely never heard. This cache of peculiar characters and stories will deepen your understanding of the war and the people who engaged in it. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere. Publisher: Thomas NelsonReleased: Feb 27, 2011ISBN: 9781595553607Format: book. This cache of peculiar characters and stories will deepen your understanding of the war and the people who engaged in i. . This nuanced perspecti. Civil War buffs, be warned: Webb Garrison’s Curiosities of the Civil War may catch you off guard.

Only 18 left in stock (more on the way). Bought this for my husband who is a big History buff and has centered his interest lately around the Civil War. As soon as he saw this in his stocking on Christmas morning he was pleased. He read half the book that evening. One person found this helpful.

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Civil War buffs, be warned: Webb Garrison's Curiosities of the Civil War may catch you off guard. Packed with obscurities and bizarre anecdotes, it spills over with specifics you've likely never heard.

Previously published as two separate works: Civil War curiosities in 1994, and More Civil War curiosities in.

Previously published as two separate works: Civil War curiosities in 1994, and More Civil War curiosities in 1995. Specifications. And I wasn't disappointed! Garrison feeds us tidbits, facts, and fun stories of the Civil War as if they were bon bons to be enjoyed and savored! At first glance, I thought to myself, I will have to read this one fact at a time and set it aside or I will soon be overwhelmed with facts and figures! However, Garrison leads us through a myriad tunnel of information, much as though we were walking through a fine art gallery, allowing us to stop and view each work and allow it to stand on its own merit before we procede further.

strange stories, infamous characters, and bizarre events. Previously published as two separate works: Civil War curiosities in 1994, and More Civil War curiosities in 1995. Includes bibliographical references and index.

More Civil War Curiosities contains strange but true stories from the four-year conflict that raged across a.Fragging, or purposely killing a fellow soldier, was the probable cause of the death of Thomas Wilson, a tyrannical Federal general.

More Civil War Curiosities contains strange but true stories from the four-year conflict that raged across a one-thousand-mile battle front with more than three million men in uniform. Anything could and often did happen.

I have mixed feelings about this book. My biggest complaint with the book is that that title is misleading. I can't really decide if this book is supposed to be for the real civil war enthusiast or for casual interest. The format is wonderfully done with each fact is a small paragraph and divided into several main theme chapters. If you read the title you think that all of the facts will fall in the bizarre or famous category etc but they do not. There is one small chapter with that title, the rest are a lot more dry than interesting

Civil War buffs, be warned: Webb Garrison’s Curiosities of the Civil War may catch you off guard.

Packed with obscurities and bizarre anecdotes, it spills over with specifics you’ve likely never heard. Debated, reenacted, and analyzed, the Civil War has been the subject of countless books, films, and scholarly research—many of them quite repetitious. This nuanced perspective on the war provides a glimpse beyond the bloody battles, casualties, and political conflict. You'll discover:

The first sitting president to be exposed to enemy fireWhat badgers, pigeons, and bear cubs had in common during the warWhich of Stonewall Jackson’s limbs received its own proper burialThe turtle-shaped ship designed to douse its opponents with boiling waterWhich Confederate general was responsible for introducing camels to the Southwest

This cache of peculiar characters and stories will deepen your understanding of the war and the people who engaged in it.

  • Wonderful book, that gives the reader a great overall picture of the persons and place of that great conflict. You don't have to be a "war buff" to enjoy it. There is a part two also, which I plan to order eventually.

  • with all the short stories the book is a fun read and interesting read.

  • A FUN BOOK TO READ . THINGS ONE WOULD NOT THINK ABOUT CONCERNING THE CIVIL WAR. A GOOD ADD TO MY CIVIL WAR COLLECTION . MANY CURIOSITIES

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  • The title of this book by Webb Garrison Curiosities of the Civil War: Strange Stories, Infamous Characters and Bizarre Events says it all. This book is an amalgamation of quick stories and notes relating events that transpired during the War Between the States.

    This book was not quite what I expected. I expected each anecdote to be a page or two long, enough to whet my appetite for more, but also making for an interesting read. In fact, each snippet is just a paragraph or two long which makes this book choppy in its reading. The stories are interesting, just a little short. And there is little cohesion between the different ones. However, there is a lot of information in this book that you are unlikely to get anywhere else. I recommend this book to someone who is looking for some little known facts about this war as opposed to someone wanting to read an account of the war.

    I want to thank BookSneeze for sending me a copy of this book to review, but my opinions are my own.

  • I recently read Curiosities of the Civil War: Strange Stories, Infamous Characters, and Bizarre Events, by Webb Garrison. I am a bit of a history buff myself (I am a certified high school social studies teacher), and the Civil War is of particular interest to me, so I was quite excited to read it!

    This is NOT, however, a sit down and read cover to cover type of book. In my house, this is what we affectionately refer to as a "bathroom" book because it is perfectly suited, well, you get the idea. It has little vignettes that contain lesser known (even to a war buff like myself) stories. It has interesting little stories that are left out of textbooks - like stories of Honest Abe comparing his height with other soldiers, stories of flag bearers, women in the war, etc.

    I did like the book very much, and it would be a great gift for a history/war buff, as well as a great addition for free reading time in a social studies classroom.

    I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

  • Normally I review children's books on my website, but this one I have to make an exception for. It is a wonderful book that really captures the mood of one of our countries defining moments.

    Most history books define the North as the good guys and the South as the bad, but, as this book shows, it was a lot more complex than that. There were good men on both sides as well as bad, and sometimes it is the motivations of people that get lost in history. That is what makes this book so strong, it gives you a real perspective as to why Lincoln, Sherman, Forrest, Grant, Lee, Davis, and even some longer forgotten names felt the need to do what they had to do.

    To me, this is real history, not just names and dates. While we are all happy that slavery ended, it is fascinating to find out that there was more to the war than that. Neat heroic moments are captured here, along with "The Money Trail". This is usually the best place to find out what was really going on. I was fascinated that the economic situation that they were going through was so similar to what we are going through today. They had worthless unbacked greenback currency that was destroying their economy as well. Thank God they went back to the gold and silver after the war or this country would never have recovered. It is still possible to do the same today if we can get real heroes back in office.

    Over all, I think this will be a fun read for adults, a real eye opener. And it would make a great home-school history book.

    Reviewed by
    Mick McArt, Author
    Tales of Wordishure

  • The Civil War era was one of the most interesting in our nations history, and not very interesting battle accounts can also exist right next to some fairly interesting, but little known facts. This book has far more of these captivating little anecdotes, than I would have thought existed. There are over forty chapters, some with interesting facts for titles, such as the fact that Pres. Lincoln, and CSA President Jefferson Davis started out less than 40 miles apart. There are also some amusing to bizarre theme (muti- chapter ) headings, such as Eye of the Beholder ( with a chapter entitled No One Called Lincoln handsome), a section called Behind the headlines, with the amusing title "Silent Battles " Defy Explanation, and the section actually called The Unusual and Bizarre. To recommend it, the book really does take some interesting turns, and you might just look at the whole war a little different when you come to see the human participants in it, portrayed in many and various bizarre to humorous ways. Friendly fire incidents, self inflicted wounds, uniform peculiarities, and, even women assisting in the heat of the battle are all subjects taken up by this book, along with a whole lot more, that makes it either a good read piece by captivating piece, or by itself, as a whole.