Robert Leckie is a prolific author of books concerning history, autobiography, “belles lettres,” and fiction, not to mention eleven others for young readers. His most recent is entitled None Died In Vain: The Saga of the American Civil War. It is a large book (sixty-seven chapters and 658 pages of text), and, having no footnotes, it may be described as “popular” history. Even so, there is a bibliography, and it is the product of considerable scholarship. The person who begins and finishes the work will find no new materials presented and no new interpretations offered. Yet, the reader has the right to expect a skillful blending of standard Civil War monographs, biographies, and autobiographies that provides an intelligent and well-written synthesis of America’s greatest tragedy. Mr. Leckie is equal to such expectations.
Rogers, William Warren
"Review Essays: "A Nation Divided: Robert Leckie's Narrative Account","
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 70:
3, Article 7.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol70/iss3/7