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The Civil War: 1860-1865

The Civil War: 1860-1865

by Christopher Collier
     
 

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History is dramatic -- and the renowned, award-winning authors Christopher Collier and James Lincoln Collier demonstrate this in a compelling series aimed at young readers. Covering American history from the founding of Jamestown through present day, these volumes explore far beyond the dates and events of a historical chronicle to present a moving illumination of the

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History is dramatic -- and the renowned, award-winning authors Christopher Collier and James Lincoln Collier demonstrate this in a compelling series aimed at young readers. Covering American history from the founding of Jamestown through present day, these volumes explore far beyond the dates and events of a historical chronicle to present a moving illumination of the ideas, opinions, attitudes and tribulations that led to the birth of this great nation.
The Civil War examines the people and events involved in the bloody war that pitted the Northern states against those that seceded to form the Confederacy. This book recounts events leading up to the war as well as to the battles themselves. The authors examine the lives & personalities of key figures, including Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, Ulysses S. Grant, and Robert E. Lee. The text is enhanced with images of art & artifacts, maps, and photographs from the era.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Greg M. Romaneck
Between 1861 and 1865, the United States tore itself apart. In those momentous yet terrible years, more Americans were killed than in nearly all the other wars fought by the nation. Why did Americans come to such bitter blows with one another? What effect did the leadership styles of Presidents Lincoln and Davis have upon the ultimate outcome of the war? How was the war fought and what implications did the tactical genre of the day have upon the lives of the men and women of the time? What role did African-American soldiers play in fighting to eradicate the evils of slavery? What were some of the major battles and leaders of the age and how did they influence and shape the results of the war? These and many other pertinent questions are addressed in this concise yet comprehensive textbook study of one of the most significant events in American history. As the author points out, the age we live in has been directly shaped by the travails of the people who lived through the Civil War. This text does an outstanding job of detailing the major political, military, and institutional elements of the Civil War. As part of "The Drama of American History" series, it can either stand alone or be used as part of a broader study of that nation's saga.
School Library Journal
Gr 5-8-The Colliers emphasize political history as opposed to social or cultural events in these clearly written books. Each volume concentrates on one theme and succeeds well. Civil War takes readers through strategies, battles, and outcomes and provides an analysis of factors leading up to the war. Reconstruction begins with Appomattox and includes current and former opinions about important persons and events of the time. Slavery includes background material, much detail on everyday life, and good interpretations of the events leading up to the Civil War. Each title includes many maps and full color as well as black-and-white photos and reproductions. Excellent additions to history collections.-Linda Beck, Indian Valley Public Library, Telford, PA Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781620645130
Publisher:
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date:
11/07/2012
Series:
Drama of American History Series , #12
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
680,058
File size:
9 MB
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

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Meet the Author

Born in New York City in 1928, author James Lincoln Collier is beloved by young readers in particular for the award-winning historical novels he has written with his brother, historian Christopher Collier. A graduate of Hamilton College, Collier served in the U.S. Army after college and then worked as a magazine editor for several years. Perhaps his most famous children's book is the Newbery Honor Book he wrote with his brother, the popular Revolutionary War story My Brother Sam Is Dead. The father of two children, Collier is also an accomplished trombone player. He lives in New York City, where he continues to write and play jazz music. Christopher Collier was born in New York City in 1930. He attended Clark University where he earned his B.A. and he received his M.A. and Ph.D. from Columbia University. He has taught school in Connecticut and at Teachers College, Columbia University. He is currently Professor of American History at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. Like his brother James, Christopher Collier is by avocation a musician (his instruments are the trumpet and flugelhorn). He and his wife Bonnie live in Orange, Connecticut, in an old (1790) house they have restored. He is the father of two sons and a daughter.

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