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Book Review: A HOUSE DIVIDED AGAINST ITSELF, by Bob O’Connor

A HOUSE DIVIDED AGAINST ITSELF, by Bob O’Connor is not a novel I would have picked up on my own. I’m not a big history buff, and I never really cared for that time period in our country’s history. However, if I had not picked up the novel, it would have been my loss, because it is so much more than a historical text. In fact, the historical part, for me, was very secondary to the actual story it told.

It was only after I had finished reading the book that I researched some about it, because I always try to make sure my reviews are written based on my impressions alone, and not what anyone else has to say or thinks or feels about a book. I didn’t realize the book was historically accurate when I read it. What this means is that the book has the ability, then, to reach a large audience of readers: those who like a good story, those who like historical and historically accurate novels, and those who are interested in the past and in particular the Civil War.
It has enough historical accuracy and information to please most history buffs, but it tells a good enough story that you’re not bogged down in the history like it’s a textbook lesson. I think this book has a wide reader appeal because of this.
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