Ben Thompson is the author of several books on military history and has written humorous history-related material for publications such as Soldier of Fortune and organizations like the American Mustache Institute. He is a fifteen-year veteran of Civil War reenacting and can occasionally beat the Star Wars Trilogy arcade game with one quarter. Ben invites you to visit his website at gutsandgloryhistory.com
Tremendous battles, dangerous operations, fearless spies, and legendary heroes from America's deadliest conflict!
From courageous cavalry rides deep into enemy territory to harrowing covert missions undertaken by spies and soldiers, the events of the American Civil War were filled with daring figures and amazing feats. This exhilarating overview covers the biggest battles as well as captivating lesser-known moments to entertain kids with unbelievable (and totally true) tales of one of America's most fascinating conflicts.
History buff, Civil War reenactor, and popular blogger Ben Thompson uses his extensive knowledge and vivid storytelling style to bring the Civil War to life in this first book in a thrilling new series featuring incredible people, events, and civilizations. Get ready to learn just how awesome history can be!
"The book's greatest strength is its colloquial storytelling.... Thompson's passion for his subject is infectious.... An easy, breezy series opener that should help create a few new history buffs."—Kirkus Reviews