1. This war forever and permanently changed America. This conflict is a reference point, a turning point in our culture, in politics, and in our history.
2. Many of the issues of the war are still relevant and interesting to thinking people and to politics.
3. I have a specifically targeted and huge audience. Avid Civil War readers have several things in common. They tend to be literate, well-read, they enjoy learning new facts, they love hearing facts and stories they already know if they are told from an interesting and unique perspective, and most important of all for a writer