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Kelly Was 'Stupid' About the Civil War. You Don't Have to Be - Page 2

Ta-Nehisi Coates recommends 5 books to make you 'unstupid'
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 1, 2017 4:04 PM CDT

  • Battle Cry of Freedom by James McPherson: "Arguably among the greatest single-volume histories in all of American historiography" and "a big-ass book that reads like a much slimmer one."
  • Grant by Ron Chernow: "Grant hits like a Mack truck of knowledge. Stupid doesn’t stand a chance."
  • Reading the Man: A Portrait of Robert E. Lee by Elizabeth Pryor: "It dispenses with the boatload of stupid out there which hails the military genius of Lee while ignoring the world that all of that genius was actually trying to build."

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