Chief Warrant Officer Two Earl W. Thompson,
USA (ret.) is the author of Friends & Foes: A Simplified Narrative of the Civil War. According
to the book description, “A study in duty, honor, and country, as seen and acted on by participants from both sides
of the American Civil War. Ironic friendships between foes, and disruptive personal conflicts among comrades highlight the
effects of personality and individual traits on grand strategy in this simplified narrative of the Civil War.
The story of this American tragedy is told in reader-friendly
format which focuses on the lives of nine Union generals and nine Confederate generals. It's so clear all past and future
Civil war readings may be hung on its complete framework by beginners or experienced Civil War readers.”