The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Civil War

By H. W. Crocker III
Read by Bill Wallace

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12.23 Hours 10/21/2008 unabridged
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Think you know the Civil War? You won’t know the full story until you read this book, a quick and lively study of America’s own Iliad, a provocative and entertaining addition to the Politically Incorrect Guide series. Get ready for a rousing rebel yell as bestselling author H. W. Crocker III charges through bunkers and battlefields in The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Civil War. Crocker busts myths and shatters stereotypes as he profiles eminent and colorful military generals, including the noble Lee, the controversial Sherman, the indefatigable Grant, the legendary Stonewall Jackson, and the notorious Nathan Bedford Forrest. Along the way he reveals little-known truths, like why Robert E. Lee had a higher regard for African Americans than Lincoln did; how, if there had been no Civil War, the South would have abolished slavery peaceably; and how the Confederate States of America might have helped the Allies win World War I sooner. Crocker culminates his tome in the most politically-incorrect chapter of all: “What If the South Had Won?” This is the PI Guide that every Civil War buff and Southern partisan will want on their bookshelf, in their classroom, and under their Christmas tree.

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Think you know the Civil War? You won’t know the full story until you read this book, a quick and lively study of America’s own Iliad, a provocative and entertaining addition to the Politically Incorrect Guide series.

Get ready for a rousing rebel yell as bestselling author H. W. Crocker III charges through bunkers and battlefields in The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Civil War. Crocker busts myths and shatters stereotypes as he profiles eminent and colorful military generals, including the noble Lee, the controversial Sherman, the indefatigable Grant, the legendary Stonewall Jackson, and the notorious Nathan Bedford Forrest. Along the way he reveals little-known truths, like why Robert E. Lee had a higher regard for African Americans than Lincoln did; how, if there had been no Civil War, the South would have abolished slavery peaceably; and how the Confederate States of America might have helped the Allies win World War I sooner. Crocker culminates his tome in the most politically-incorrect chapter of all: “What If the South Had Won?” This is the PI Guide that every Civil War buff and Southern partisan will want on their bookshelf, in their classroom, and under their Christmas tree.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“I had supposed it wasn’t possible these days to talk reasonably, as well as informatively, about our great national cataclysm, the Civil War. H. W. Crocker III brings off that extraordinary feat with style, verve, and wit. Give that gentleman a medal for gallantry and public service.” William Murchison, nationally syndicated columnist
“You can’t understand America until you understand the War of Northern Aggression, and Mr. Crocker tells the story in such a delightful, politically incorrect way that you can’t wait to get to the end of his book to see whether Marse Robert actually pulls out a stunning upset. Great scholarship, great storytelling, and great fun.” Wesley Pruden, editor emeritus of the Washington Times and political columnist 
“In short order, Harry Crocker has lifted the modern veil of misinformation surrounding the major actors in the War. In the process, he has rescued the character of Robert E. Lee and shown Union heroes such as Grant, Sherman, and Lincoln to be more human, complex, and in some cases loathsome than contemporary history texts suggest. The South becomes more admirable and the North more contemptible. Here is the War, warts and all, for everyone to see.” Brion McClanahan, PhD in American history, University of South Carolina 
“The only way this idiosyncratic take on the wa-wuh could be any better is if we’d won. Even Harry Crocker couldn’t do that, but he has written a witty book full of history and insight. If I’d ever gotten around to joining the United Daughters of the Confederacy, I bet my chapter would thank him. Yankees will enjoy it, too.” Charlotte Hays, Southern gossip columnist and coauthor of Being Dead Is No Excuse, The Official Southern Ladies Guide to Hosting the Perfect Funeral
 “[A] rare but admirable thing—a book written from a Tory, imperialist, Southern gentleman’s perspective. Winston Churchill and Andrew Jackson would both be proud. A rousing read through the rattling good tales of American history.”   National Review on H. W. Crocker's Dont Tread On Me

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Author Bio: H. W. Crocker III

H. W. Crocker III is a bestselling author who frequently writes about military history. He is the author of Robert E. Lee on LeadershipThe Politically Incorrect Guide to the Civil War, and the prizewinning comic novel The Old Limey. His journalism has appeared in the Washington Times, National Review, American Spectator, and many others. Crocker is the executive editor of Regnery Publishing and lives with his family in northern Virginia.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 12.23
Audience: Adult
Language: English