For Home and Country: A Civil War Scrapbook

For Home and Country: A Civil War Scrapbook

by Norman Bolotin, Brian C. Pohanka, Angela Herb
     
 
ar series, young readers will find a panoramic overview of the war. From the firing on Fort Sumter to the last weary battle, historical events and political issues are seen through the perspective of many small, everyday details.

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ar series, young readers will find a panoramic overview of the war. From the firing on Fort Sumter to the last weary battle, historical events and political issues are seen through the perspective of many small, everyday details.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The final volume of the Lodestar's Young Readers' History of the Civil War series, For Home and Country: A Civil War Scrapbook by Norman Bolotin and Angela Herb, is a handsomely designed compilation of historic photographs, etchings, correspondence and participants' own commentary, which presents an affecting portrait of this critical conflict ($16.99, 96p, ages 10-14 ISBN 0-525-67495-0 July).
Carolyn Phelan
Look elsewhere for the battles and heroes of the Civil War. This heavily illustrated volume concentrates on social rather than political history. Organized by chapters chronologically from "War Fever" to "Marching Home," the text discusses broad topics such as the troops' food, sickness, boredom, and letters home. The many reproductions of period photographs, documents, advertisements, and newspaper clippings bring the times into clearer focus. Giving a close-up view of everyday life for Civil War soldiers, this book fills in the blanks left by more traditional history books.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780525674955
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/01/1995
Series:
Young Readers' History of the Civil War Ser.
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
8.24(w) x 10.22(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

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