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A Short History of the Civil War: Ordeal by Fire by Fletcher Pratt

By Fletcher Pratt

Most sensible one-volume heritage brings the occasions, figures, and battles of huge clash vividly to lifestyles. soaking up information of army campaigns, battlefield techniques, and personalities published in an audacious type that includes readers breathlessly alongside from the day of Lincoln's inauguration to Lee's give up at Appomattox courtroom House.

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24 Vespasian* again, his successor, refused to permit and enchanters to set foot in Italy, strictly enforcing spryers the existent statutes- 25 It is clear from all these stringent laws, and the list of examples might be greatly that although tinder the C^sars omens ware oracles were consulted, thie augurs* honoured, and revered, the dark influences and foul criminality of tfee 12 OF WITCHCRAFT reverse of that dangerous science were recognized and its professors punished with the full force of repeated legislation.

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