The American Heritage New History of The Civil War

The American Heritage New History of The Civil War

by Bruce Catton, Noah Andre Trudeau, James M. McPherson
     
 

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The American Heritage, New History of the Civil War, includes more than 800 important contemporary photographs and sketches and magnificent paintings. The Civil War's battles and campaigns are painstaking illustrated in three-dimensional maps that guide the reader through the four years of the struggle. With illustrations that range from photographs by

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The American Heritage, New History of the Civil War, includes more than 800 important contemporary photographs and sketches and magnificent paintings. The Civil War's battles and campaigns are painstaking illustrated in three-dimensional maps that guide the reader through the four years of the struggle. With illustrations that range from photographs by Mathew Brady and sketches by soldiers at the front, to famous paintings by Winslow Homer, the book boasts an extraordinary breadth of pictures and artifacts culled from across the nation.

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With these two books, American Heritage continues its tradition of captivating historical storytelling through readable narratives and hundreds of illustrations of contemporary paintings, photographs, and maps many in color. The New History of the Civil War is a reissue of the second edition, published by Viking in 1996, which updated the highly acclaimed classic The American Heritage Picture History of the Civil War (1960). Edited by McPherson (George Henry Davis Professor of American History, Princeton), it retains the style of the late Catton, known for award-winning histories that engage readers in understanding why Northerners and Southerners became passionately embroiled in America's deadliest war. What Catton did for the war generally, Symonds (history, U.S. Naval Academy) does for the Battle of Gettysburg, a monumental clash that marked the turning point of the war. Symonds focuses his narrative on the drama of battle, which lasted for three long days. Civil War aficionados and the curious will enjoy both books. Recommended for public and high school libraries, though libraries facing tight book budgets should stick with the New History of the Civil War for its panoramic coverage of the Civil War. Charles L. Lumpkins, Pennsylvania State Univ., State Coll. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9781586631987
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
09/01/2001
Pages:
630
Product dimensions:
9.72(w) x 11.30(h) x 1.73(d)

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