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Ben Thompson is the author of Guts & Glory: The American Civil War. For more than ten years, he has been producing humorous, history-related material, including articles for publications such as Military Times and for organizations like the American Mustache Institute. Ben currently owns four swords (if you count a letter opener shaped like Glamdring the Foe-hammer) and can jump over most garbage cans in one leap. He invites you to visit his website at gutsandgloryhistory.com.

Ben Thompson is the author of Guts & Glory: The American Civil War. For more than ten years, he has been producing humorous, history-related material, including articles for publications such as Military Times and for organizations like the American Mustache Institute. Ben currently owns four swords (if you count a letter opener shaped like Glamdring the Foe-hammer) and can jump over most garbage cans in one leap. He invites you to visit his website at gutsandgloryhistory.com.

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Praise for Guts & Glory: The American Civil War "The book's greatest strength is its colloquial storytelling.... designed to attract reluctant readers...makes the history accessible. Thompson's passion for his subject is infectious.... An easy, breezy series opener that should help create a few new history buffs."--Kirkus Reviews
Praise for Guts & Glory: The American Revolution
"Thompson's books are a meaty delight. Digestible chapters are packed with info, one-page bios hit the highlights of their subject's lives, and sidebars full of interesting tidbits are all part of the appeal of the nonfiction Guts & Glory series.... A very satisfying read that even adults will find useful."--Booklist
"Action-packed.... Thompson adopts an urgent and sometimes humorous tone that conveys infectious enthusiasm.... A rousing introduction to this defining conflict that makes the history appealing and relatable."--Publishers Weekly
"An entertaining overview.... What brings these events to life, particularly for reluctant readers, is Thompson's spirited, conversational narration.... Should keep students engaged."--Booklist
"Thompson displays a solid knowledge of the Civil War.... He ably covers major battles, campaigns, and figures...mixing informational passages and fact boxes with colorful action sequences."--School Library Journal

Praise for Guts & Glory: The American Revolution "Thompson's books are a meaty delight. Digestible chapters are packed with info, one-page bios hit the highlights of their subject's lives, and sidebars full of interesting tidbits are all part of the appeal of the nonfiction Guts & Glory series.... A very satisfying read that even adults will find useful."--Booklist "An entertaining overview.... What brings these events to life, particularly for reluctant readers, is Thompson's spirited, conversational narration.... Should keep students engaged."--Booklist "Thompson displays a solid knowledge of the Civil War.... He ably covers major battles, campaigns, and figures...mixing informational passages and fact boxes with colorful action sequences."--School Library Journal "Action-packed.... Thompson adopts an urgent and sometimes humorous tone that conveys infectious enthusiasm.... A rousing introduction to this defining conflict that makes the history appealing and relatable."--Publishers Weekly Praise for Guts & Glory: The American Civil War "The book's greatest strength is its colloquial storytelling.... designed to attract reluctant readers...makes the history accessible. Thompson's passion for his subject is infectious.... An easy, breezy series opener that should help create a few new history buffs."--Kirkus Reviews

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