The American Spirit: The Paintings of Mort Kunstler

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From traditions of Native Americans to depictions of the Civil War to the first man on the moon, more than 185 paintings by acclaimed American history artist Mort Kunstler are reproduced in full color in this beautiful volume. Commager's text provides an informative descriptive narrative.
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From traditions of Native Americans to depictions of the Civil War to the first man on the moon, more than 185 paintings by acclaimed American history artist Mort Kunstler are reproduced in full color in this beautiful volume. Commager's text provides an informative descriptive narrative.
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A collection of historic artist Kunstler's work, containing some 200 color images of Native Americans, colonial settlements, exploration and expansion, the Civil War, the modern era, and the space age. Historian Henry Steele Commager provides a narrative to accompany the events depicted in the paintings. Includes an essay on the abiding qualities of the American spirit. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR booknews.com
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781558533097
  • Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/1/1994
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 12.35 (w) x 12.05 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Mort Künstler has been enthralled with the Civil War since his first painting commemorating the battle of Gettysburg. He has had numerous one-man exhibitions at galleries such as Hammer Galleries in New York City, and he was the subject of a one-hour special on A&E Network's Time Machine. His previous books include Images of the Civil War, Gettysburg, Jackson and Lee,
and The American Spirit.

Rod Gragg is an historian, journalist, and author. Among his published works are Covered with Glory: The 26th North Carolina Infantry at Gettysburg (for which he won the first Dr. James I. Robertson, Jr. Prize for Confederate History), Confederate Goliath: The Battle of Fort Fisher (for which he won the Fletcher Pratt Award from the New York City Civil War Round Table as the best Civil War book of the year), and A Commitment to Valor. He has also been awarded the Douglas Southall Freeman Award for history. His books have been selected for Book-of-the-Month clubs, the History Book Club, and the Military History Book Club

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