The American Civil War: 365 Days

The American Civil War: 365 Days

by Margaret E. Wagner
     
 
Presented in 12 thematic sections, this visual history of America's epochal conflict features more than 500 items drawn from the unparalleled collections of the Library of Congress, including Mathew Brady's iconic photographs; period drawings, lithographs, and woodcuts; important manuscripts like the Gettysburg Address; political and theatrical posters; and ephemera

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Presented in 12 thematic sections, this visual history of America's epochal conflict features more than 500 items drawn from the unparalleled collections of the Library of Congress, including Mathew Brady's iconic photographs; period drawings, lithographs, and woodcuts; important manuscripts like the Gettysburg Address; political and theatrical posters; and ephemera like the contents of Lincoln's pockets the night he was assassinated. A running timeline notes an important-or intriguing lesser-known-event for each calendar day, while excerpts from diaries, letters, speeches, postwar memoirs, and other first-person accounts lend immediacy to the informative text. A vivid mix of words and images, The American Civil War: 365 Days captures the drama, the horror, the epic sweep, and the human toll of this unparalleled American clash at arms like no other book before it.

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Adult/High School-This illustrated history is a best buy. The black-and-white photographs and color reproductions are of excellent quality and the narrative is clear as well. The book is organized topically rather than chronologically, which takes getting used to. The topics include: "Irrepressible Conflict" (the causes of the war), "Gathering Momentum" (opening battles), "War in the East" (Bull Run to Appomattox), "Wartime Politics" (North, South, and foreign), "War on the Water," "Fighting for Freedom" (the story of African Americans), "Turning Points," and so on. Daily occurrences that run consecutively on each page are never cued to the illustrations on those pages, and the events jump from year to year within the main topics. The pages are not numbered. The chapter titles are the months of the year, but chapter events are never related to the month of the chapter title. The index, however, is cued to the date-e.g., Dred Scott is mentioned in the index on 1/12, 1/13, and 1/15, meaning readers will find him mentioned on pages January 12, January 13, and January 15. Idiosyncrasies aside, this is a uniquely high-quality visual history.-Alan Gropman, National Defense University, Washington, DC Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810958470
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
04/01/2006
Pages:
752
Product dimensions:
9.50(w) x 6.50(h) x 2.50(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

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