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The Uncivil War demonstrates how history can become magically alive and meaningful when children become personally involved.
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Jan. 16, 2012 - PRLog -- The Uncivil War demonstrates how history can become magically alive and meaningful when children become personally involved.

Morgan Huddleston and Jeremy Wiggins have shared a classroom for three years, disliking each other the whole time and in constant competition. Then a fourth grade social studies assignment reveals they are directly connected by tragic events that occurred 150 years earlier. Morgan and Jeremy contact their relatives and learn they both had great-great-great-grandfathers present at the Civil War Battle of Chickamauga – but on opposite sides. Morgan’s distant grandfather fought for the Confederacy while Jeremy’s distant grandfather was a Union soldier who was killed in the battle. So the big “What if…?” question is raised in the classroom. How the two students arrive at a resolution that ends their own Uncivil War is the heartening conclusion to the story.

The Uncivil War melds its contemporary setting with flashbacks that draw on historical characters, preserved family letters, and actual battlefield events, bringing history to life.

Here’s what readers are saying about The Uncivil War-

Janet R. Bucklew, author of Dr. Henry Janes: Country Doctor & Civil War Surgeon, says, “This is an excellent teaching tool for teachers and parents who are interested in presenting an accurate perspective of the Civil War and its participants through fiction and non-fiction. The book would be appropriate for fourth through sixth grades. The author’s goal is to make history come alive and become personal. He has succeeded.” (The full review can be found at

“Mr. Adams helps young readers understand that history happened to real people, just like you and me, and draws connections that bring the past into a more intimate and personal focus. The book does an excellent job showing students that they are a part of history, too, just as much as great figures like Lincoln, Robert E. Lee, or Ulysses S. Grant.”  – Matthew Cassady, Program Director at Historic Fort Snelling, Minnesota

“This is an especially creative book. The author has many actual letters written home to Minnesota during the Civil War by his great-great-grandfather…to share these letters with children, he has created a story with present day fourth graders exploring their own past (and settling some of their own civil war!) The author's experience as a teacher and his wonderful writing skills blend to make a most enjoyable and readable book for children of all ages.” – drsbaird, Amazon reviewer

About the Author:                                                                  
Nick K. Adams is a retired elementary school teacher who lives in Lakewood, Washington with his wife, Carolyn Stover Modarelli-Adams, who created the interior artwork and cover design for The Uncivil War. He continues to write about the Civil War, makes classroom presentations throughout Western Washington, volunteers as a CASA at Juvenile Court, and enjoys performing professionally as a storyteller.

THE UNCIVIL WAR- BATTLE IN THE CLASSROOM (ISBN: 978-1-61897-414-3) is available at: Amazon/Kindle (ISBN: 978-1-61897-413-6):

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The soft cover version (ISBN: 9781609117115, $9.99) can also be ordered through the publisher’s website:  or at or

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