Curiosities of the Civil War

I was first drawn to Curiosities of the Civil War: Strange Stories, Infamous Characters, and Bizarre Events because the cover design was interesting, and I’ve been wanting to learn more about the history of our great nation lately. Unfortunately, I forgot to check how long the book was before I requested it from Book Sneeze. The length was one of the things I didn’t like about the book. Five hundred and twenty-eight pages would be alright for a regular history book, but with the entire volume being made up of little snippets of facts, I really felt by the end that the entire book could have been cut down to half its size, if not smaller. I did find a few interesting things in Curiosities of the Civil War, but on the whole I just got bogged down with how much there was and how much of the book I had left to read. It’s a good book to skim over once, but I won’t be reading it again.

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