Very interesting for those who are into reading about the American Civil War. It is a history book, not a novel. Recognizing it as such, your attention will be held. It is arranged by years 1861-1865. Covers such subjects as The Founder of the Pinkertons, Confederates Buying Arms in Europe, Female Spies, Morgan and Mosby, Torpedoes, Confederate Attack on NYC, CSS Shenandoah - The last of the Confederate Cruisers.