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ardyer Inactive Member16 May 2018 10:22 a.m. PST

My 9 year old son has recently become very interested in the American Civil War and wants to learn more about it. Can anyone recommend any good books for a kid that age? Ideally, told in a narrative fashion but full of historical facts.

TNE230016 May 2018 10:37 a.m. PST

the golden book of the civil war


Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP16 May 2018 11:16 a.m. PST

‘The American Heritage Picture History of the Civil War,' by Bruce Catton. I grew up with this book. Loved it. Fair warning, however: it does contain photographs of dead bodies. Nothing graphic. No blood and gore. I bring it up because my daughter wouldn't let me give my old copy to my 9 year old grandson for that reason.

KSmyth16 May 2018 11:50 a.m. PST

The Golden Book of the Civil War is super. A lot like the American Heritage Book, but a bit more manageable for kidlet sized hands.

Ferd4523116 May 2018 2:48 p.m. PST

Fletcher Pratt's Civil War written in the early 50s. More for 6-8 (as I look through the copy I got from my parents in 54 or 55). Lots of art. Read it in a day. Haven't let it go. H

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