Illustrated History of the Civil War (SRP $39.95)

Author: Miller, William J.

Category:     ANF
Genre: History : Americas : United States : Civil War : General
ISBN-13:     9780737031621
ISBN-10:     073703162X
Publish Date:     2000/01/01
Publisher:     Time Life
Format/Binding:     Hardcover
Retail Price:     39.95
ID Price:     31.96

From Booklist: This visually stunning history traces the evolution of the Civil War from grandiose antebellum posturing to pervasive post-war despair. Accompanied by more than 700 illustrations, 23 essays cover a variety of topics, including the horrific realities of the battlefield, the gruesome responsibilities of the field surgeons, the plight of the common soldier, the crucial decisions of individual commanders, and the inevitable collapse of the Confederate cause. Though each separate article contains a wealth of insightful information, the entire narrative is held together by a compelling array of photographs, sketches, paintings, cartoons, posters, and maps that effectively capture and communicate the glory and the trauma of the most tragic and catastrophic conflict in American history. Another superb illustrated history from Time-Life Books. Margaret Flanagan
Copyright ? American Library Association. All rights reserved

Book Description: Culled from the finest archival collections, this extraordinary assembly of photographs, maps, cartoons, sketches, and paintings vividly illustrates the everyday lives of soldiers during the Civil War - from harsh realities to baseball tournaments between regiments. AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE CIVIL WAR depicts cavalry, medicine, spies, special regiments, important political documents, the struggle for emancipation, and the dark road to peace. Includes more than 1,000 images, many of them never previously published.

  • Includes more than 1,000 images, many of them previously unpublished, of battles, military personalities, uniforms, arms, and other objects
  • Beautifully designed and image-driven so that it is a visual narrative
  • Extensive, informative introduction
  • Includes complete battle ans skirmish chronology, plus an appendix on National Park Service Civil War sites
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