Saturday, August 25, 2007

Strange but True Facts About the Civil War

by Patrick M. Reynolds

From the publisher:
Here in a uniquely entertaining illustrated format are hundreds of little-known facts about the always-fascinating Civil War. Did you know: An 1861 plot to assassinate President-elect Abe Lincoln was thwarted with the help of a police chief named John Kennedy?; The Confederacy briefly had a program developing rockets?; The Gettysburg Address was panned as silly, flat and dish-watery by the Chicago Times? These are just a few of the remarkable stories chronicled in Patrick Reynolds' educational cartoon-strips.