Thursday, January 30, 2014

Featured Indie Book: The Civil War Months (Walter Coffey)


The Civil War Months (Walter Coffey)
Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Historical Non-Fiction The Civil War Months: A Month-by-Month Compendium of the War Between the States by Walter Coffey.

The Civil War Months is a resource guide that traces the entire story of the four-year war in a concise monthly summary. Unlike other books about the Civil War, this book delivers a history of the conflict in a unique monthly chronology. Readers are taken on a journey from the causes of the war to all the military, political, economic, and social events that shaped the conflict. These events include details that are not normally discussed in general history books, and they offer insight into how the war has helped shape American culture ever since.

The Book has been self-published via AuthorHouse and is available as eBook, Paperback, and Hardcover - 470 pages - released in July 2012.

About the Book

The Civil War obliterated America's past, along with many of the founders' visions of what America should be. Replacing those visions was the America that we have today. Any true understanding of America, both past and present, must include a specific understanding of this conflict.

This work, with a thought-provoking introduction exploring the true causes of the war, traces the entire story of the conflict in a concise monthly summary. In addition to all the major events that shaped the war, key facts that have disappeared from most mainstream texts are also included, such as:

- Both Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis lost young sons during the war
- The legendary Robert E. Lee faced intense southern criticism for military failures in the war's first year
- U.S. forces battled the Sioux Indians during the war, leading to the largest mass execution in American history
- A former Ohio congressman was banished to the South by Lincoln for opposing the war

Facts are explored and myths are exposed as the conflict is put in its proper chronological perspective. For anyone seeking a general resource guide to the seminal event in American history, this is essential reading.

The Civil War Months (Walter Coffey)
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Reviews (Excerpts)

- "[...] Walter Coffey states the facts but not in a dry or boring manner. He makes this book entertaining as well as educational. Walter Coffey dedicates one chapter to each month; in each chapter he supplies spurs and battles; he does this with precision. Civil War Months: A Month-by-Month Compendium of the War Between the States covers January 1861 through May 1865. This book should be in all high school and middle school libraries. " - Anne Boling

- "An excellent, exhaustive analysis of the worst conflict in American history. Walter Coffey brings all the major characters to life, and highlights many little known facts as well, The monthly format in which the material is presented gives a nice chronological touch to the events." - Avid Reader (Amazon)

- "This book is a very detailed, in-depth history of the entire war. Each chapter represents a month in the war, with the first chapter being January 1861 and the final chapter being May 1865. The details within each month are divided into nice sub-chapters, which make it a much easier read. This covers the entire history of the war, from the major battles, to the minor skirmishes, to the politics behind the scenes, to the home fronts, to the war on the high seas. The author has obviously done extensive research and is well versed in the conflict. I would recommend this not only to Civil War enthusiasts, but even to high schools and colleges as a textbook for studying the war. " - Butter Lover (Amazon)

- "Walter Coffey's book is an important resource to any researcher. Many events, dates and information are all available at your fingertips instead of having to tunnel through a stack of books. I find good research tools often make all the difference in writing. Walter covers a massive amount of material in a single volume. If you are serious about research on the war, or just want to know more about it, consider adding Walter's book to your library. " - Tom Green

About the Author

Author Walter Coffey
Author Walter Coffey
Walter Coffey is a graduate of both Joliet Junior College and Loyola University of Chicago.

He has been studying the Civil War for nearly 25 years, and he is an award-winning author who has written numerous works about both the Civil War and American history. Walter is a member of the Sons of Union Veterans who has also been cited for his work with the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

Walter resides in Texas with his wife Gianna.




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The Civil War Months (Walter Coffey)