Days of Defiance by Maury Klein is a very interesting and detailed account of the
events leading up to the Civil War. It was published by Alfred A. Knopf inc. in New York
City in 1997. It is a four hundred and twenty one-page book.
The author of this book is Maury Klein. Klein is a professor of history at the
University of Rhode Island. He specializes in American history during the nineteenth and
twentieth centuries. This gives him good credentials to write an accurate book on the
coming of the Civil War, since the Civil War took place in the nineteenth century. He has
written other books on the Civil War as well as on other books on American History
during the nineteenth century. Klein therefore has a vast knowledge on the Civil War and
on the time period of the Civil War. This allows him to write a very accurate and detailed
account of the events that led up to the Civil War.
This book deals with the start and causes of the Civil War. It starts with the election of
Abraham Lincoln to the presidency of the United States in 1860 and ends with the attack
on Fort Sumter in 1861. The approach of the book is a documentary approach. Klein
divides the book into three parts. Part one is entitled The Battle Over Washington, the
second part is entitled The Battle Over Secession, and the third part of the book is entitled
The Battle Over Fort Sumter. Klein also describes the events in chronological order. He
goes through the major events of each month starting with November 1860 and going
through April 1861. Overall the book covers six months leading up to the start of the
Civil War. The length of th...
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I think this book is valuable to anyone who would want to learn about the Civil War
and it’s causes, especially secession. This book paid a lot of attention to secession. Also
anyone interested in Abraham Lincoln because Klein gave a good insight into Lincoln
during his first few months of his presidency. This book has more permanent issues
because it shows us the mistake we made with the Civil War. It also teaches us not to
make the same mistakes by learning from our earlier mistakes. I think this book should be
recommended over other books on the subject because Klein did a very good job of
writing this book. I agree with others that this is a very good book on the causes of the
Civil War. Overall I think this book is very interesting and well written book that I
learned a lot from.
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