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Secret Missions of the Civil War

Secret Missions of the Civil War

  • Title: Secret Missions of the Civil War
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  • ISBN : 9780517000021
  • Format : Hardcover
  • Language : English
  • Page : 320 pages


By Philip Van Doren Stern. Prominent Civil War historian has woven a compelling history of the Civil War from first hand accounts by men and women who undertook secret missions and were involved in underground activities for both sides Discussions of codes and ciphers used during this war 320 pages 6 X 9.


Author Philip Van Doren Stern

Philip Van Doren Stern was an American author, editor, and Civil War historian whose story The Greatest Gift, published in 1943, inspired the classic Christmas film It s a Wonderful Life 1946.Philip Van Doren Stern was born in Wyalusing, Pennsylvania into a family of humble means His Pennsylvania born father was a traveling merchant of Bavarian descent, who came to Wyalusing from West Virgini




Secret Missions of the Civil War Reviews (12)

  • Stern s book caters to all readers, regardless if interested in the Civil War The author recounts the main actions of each year of the war before delving into some unique stories As a reviewer mentions, the book attests to many naval escapades Of the 24 stories recounted, nine deal with naval events [..]

  • Secret Missions of the Civil War was written by Phillip Van Doren Stern It is a nonfiction novel This book was about Secret Missions given to important figures during the time of the Civil War leading up the election and assassination of President Lincoln Some of the missions were given by Grant, Le [..]

  • Stern collects 24 stories from the civil war and packages them chronologically Most of the stories are first hand accounts to which Stern adds a short introduction describing the significance of each event However, due to the vast diversity of the stories this book is not a stand alone book Some str [..]

  • An interesting collection of espionage stories, mostly primary source collections, from the Civil War It highlights several fascinating stories, of rogue Confederate ships in Antarctica, female spies seducing officers, and possible confederate involvement in the New York Draft Riots Unfortunately th [..]

  • If you re a war history buff, this is a good read and reveals behind the scenes action from a time in our formative history. [..]

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