Civil War Journal: The Leaders

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Focusing on the persons who defined America's bloodies conflict, this is the first book in a series of the three developed from the popular History Channel series Civil War journal. The Leaders explores che Federals and Confederates who had the greatest influence on how the war was fought. More than 500 illusttrations accompany the text.
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Overview

Focusing on the persons who defined America's bloodies conflict, this is the first book in a series of the three developed from the popular History Channel series Civil War journal. The Leaders explores che Federals and Confederates who had the greatest influence on how the war was fought. More than 500 illusttrations accompany the text.
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Cable TV's History Channel produced the marvelous 130-episode Civil War Journal. Now we have the first of a three-volume series compiling the best features of that show. (The second volume, The Battles, will be published in October.) In this first volume, historians Davis and Brian C. Pohanka (both consultants to the series) and artist Don Troiani, assisted by more than a dozen contributors, have created a stunning visual history of 16 men who played significant roles in the American Civil War. From all the famous and infamous leaders of that conflict, the editors have selected seven Federals (e.g., McClellan, Grant, Hancock), seven Confederates (e.g., Davis, Jackson, Lee), and two civilians (John Brown and Frederick Douglass). The penetrating biographies, balanced and candid, focus on the personal and professional lives of these men and how they earned their place in the war's history. This high-quality product is strongly recommended for American history collections.Col. William D. Bushnell, USMC (ret.), Brunswick, Me.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780517221938
  • Publisher: Random House Value Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/2/2003
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 7.68 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

William Davis writes prolifically on the Civil War and has been an editor of American History Illustrated and Civil War Times Illustrated. He was a consultant on The Blue and the Gray television miniseries and the historical consultant on The History Channel's Civil War Journal. His many writings include biographies of Jefferson Davis and John C. Breckinridge, The Battle of New Market, Duel between the First Ironclads, Battle at Bull Run, The Orphan Brigade, The Image of War, The Imperiled Union, Civil War Parks, and Touched by Fire. He lives in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.

Brian C. Pohanka is a frequent lecturer and consultant for film and television productions on the Civil War, including Gettysburg and Andersonville. He was the series consultant to the History Channel's Civil War Journal. Pohanka is one of the nation's leading authorities on the life of the common soldier of the Civil War and is captain of the Fifth New York Zouaves living history organization. He is the author of Distant Thunder: A Photographic Essay on the American Civil War, The Civil War: An aerial Portrait, and Don Troiani's Civil War. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia.

Don Troiani is acclaimed for the accuracy, drama, and sensitivity of his depictions of the American past. His work is included in the collections of the National Park Service, West Point Military Academy, Parks of Canada, the Pentagon, and the Smithsonian. His Illustrations have appeared on the cover of Gettysburg magazine, in American Heritage and Smithsonian magazines, in television productions for NBC, CNN, A&E, and The History Channel. He is the military and art consultant for The History Channel's Civil War Journal. A collection of his art was published as Don Troiani's Civil War.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2000

    Great book

    This is the best Civil War Book I have Ever read!!! It Is very informative And exciting!!!

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