Reading Level: Gr. 6 Interest Level: Gr. 5-8
The story of the American Civil War is one peopled with great leaders such as Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, and "Stonewall" Jackson, and the many battles they fought. Each volume in this series describes a key element of the Civil War, from its original causes to its lasting effect on the United States. The books include full-color battle maps and contemporary photographs of the individuals involved. Understanding the Civil War is an engaging and attractive series that describes the conflict that divided a nation, what the Union and Confederates were fighting for, and what life was like for an ordinary soldier on the battlefield and for his family at home.