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Over the course of three days of intense fighting, the Union Army defeated the Confederate States Army on the bloodstained battlefield. It has become widely known as a crucial turning point in this tumultuous period of U.S. history. The loss of human life was extensive, families were torn apart and the country would never be the same again.
The presidential and vice-presidential debates will be held in October. While political observers and enthusiasts look forward to this, many Americans view the debates as the bane of their existence.
A one-volume macro-history is the best sort of history book. Though it rarely matches the literary panache and Herculean scholarship of, say, Winston Churchill's six-volume history of World War II, or Edmund Morris' three volumes on Theodore Roosevelt, the one-volume history is still a kind of blue blazer or black cocktail dress of nonfiction — an established combination of utility and elegance.