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The Daily Beast talks to James McPherson

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of his landmark book Battle Cry of Freedom, James McPherson discussed his writing and the importance of the Civil War with March Wortman for The Daily Beast.  “Without that war, the U.S. today would be a much different nation—perhaps two or several nations,” McPherson said.  “To understand the society in which they live, Americans need to understand how it got that way, and the Civil War determined a large part of how it got that way.”

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James McPherson critiques the Hollywood Lincoln

Pulitzer Prize-winning Civil War historian James McPherson answered some questions about Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln for the Chicago Tribune, judging the movie to be more accurate than previous depictions.

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