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Who fired the first shots in the American Civil War? Where were the fiercest battles fought? How did Lincoln free millions of slaves with one document? Acclaimed author Martin Sandler answers all these and other “must-know” questions about the war that pitted brother against brother and tore the United States apart.
Martin W. Sandler is the author of more than 50 books, two of which have been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. His book, The Story of American Photography / An Illustrated History for Young People (Little Brown) received The Horn Book Award. His Library of Congress American History series (HarperCollins) has been a national bestseller Mr. Sandler has also won seven Emmys for his television work, and has taught American history and American studies at both the University of Massachusetts and Smith College. He lives in Cotuit, MA.