History Of The Civil War Essay

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History of the Civil War, 1861–1865, by James Ford Rhodes

The book I am writing my review on is ‘History of the Civil War’ by James Ford Rhodes. James was born on May 1, 1848, in Ohio City, Ohio which is now a part of Cleveland. James’ father was a very successful businessman and after James finished just one year of college he fallowed his father’s footsteps into business. James’ business turned out to be very successful and he was actually able to retire in 1884. He had a love for writing and history so after James retired he pursued his love in literature and history. James started writing about the United States history from the year 1850 to 1888. After James finished writing his first two volumes he moved to Cambridge, Mass. He moved in the year, 1891. He was looking for a more pleasant city and a more intellectual atmosphere. James had a view of history to be a branch of literature. James quickly became recognized as the leading authority on the Civil War and Reconstruction.
The author presented the book in very accurate and adequate ways. The writings left me with a visual representation of the war and siginicant situations. The author had a very good and clear conclusion that gathered the main points he was trying to display to his readers. I can easily determine the view of history by the geographic actions and the economic forces. This book fits in with the course because it clearly explain important historical facts and it also displays how America used to be

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