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

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

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by Charles Hayes
     
 

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…  See more details below

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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 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:
03/29/2011
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
10.90(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

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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The Gray and the Blue: A Comic Strip History of the Civil War 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Hazer More than 1 year ago
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!!!
Elizabeth_N44 More than 1 year ago
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!