The Gray and the Blue: A Comic Strip History of the Civil War

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Cartoons illustrate the Southerner's perspective of the Civil War in this editorialized look at American history. A combination of textbook historical notes and fun visual aids provides an action-packed yet light-hearted approach to learning about the War Between the States. By using brief, detailed information to portray the battles of Manassas, Shiloh, and Gettysburg, among others, the comic strips highlight the important conflicts from the beginning of the war to Reconstruction. Maps, diagrams, and short ...
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Overview

Cartoons illustrate the Southerner's perspective of the Civil War in this editorialized look at American history. A combination of textbook historical notes and fun visual aids provides an action-packed yet light-hearted approach to learning about the War Between the States. By using brief, detailed information to portray the battles of Manassas, Shiloh, and Gettysburg, among others, the comic strips highlight the important conflicts from the beginning of the war to Reconstruction. Maps, diagrams, and short profiles of major figures create a thorough study of the subject. The strips also provide historical context, portraying scenes from how the United States formed from the thirteen colonies to how they remained united as a country. A perfect introduction to America's defining conflict, this book is fast-moving to intrigue young readers and factually and historically accurate to please adults, too.

Author, artist, and editorial cartoonist Charles H. Hayes is a life member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and the Military Order of the Stars and Bars and a board member for the Camp Ford Historical Association. He resides in Tyler, Texas.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589809673
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/29/2011
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 1,059,032
  • Product dimensions: 10.90 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Charles H. Hayes is an author, editorial cartoonist, and award-winning artist. A past editor of Challenge, the in-house, monthly magazine of Lockheed Martin, he is also a life member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and the Military Order of the Stars and Bars. Hayes opened an art gallery after his retirement, becoming an accomplished sculptor. Through the years, he has published editorial cartoons with three local newspapers and wrote and illustrated The Gray and the Blue: A Comic Strip History of the Civil War, which received high praise from teachers and reviewers across the country. Hayes lives in Tyler, Texas.
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  • Posted April 18, 2011

    Outstanding Book for the 150th anniversary!!! Must read for everyone!!

    This book is an interesting presentation of the Civil War. The illustrations are amazing and the information presented is accurate. This book tells both sides of the Civil War and does not slant toward the South or the North. The author does an excellent job depicting the main events from the Civil War with the unique presentation of a comic strip. What an outstanding book for the 150th anniversary!! A definite must read for adults and children!!!

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  • Posted June 17, 2011

    Great for kids who think history is boring!

    My pre-teen kids have very little interest in reading about history, so when I saw this I thought it might be a good way to give them a palatable overview of an important event in American history. This book was a big hit with our whole family! My son and I read it together in the evenings and I've learned a lot more than I ever knew about the Civil War. The illustrations are charmingly vintage and really held the kids' interest. Definitely recommend it!

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