War, Terrible War (A History of US Series #6)

War, Terrible War (A History of US Series #6)

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by Joy Hakim
     
 

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Riveting and moving, War, Terrible War takes us into the heart of the Civil War, from the battle of Manassas to the battle of Gettysburg and on to the South's surrender at Appomattox Court House. Follow the common soldiers in blue and gray as they endure long marches, freezing winter camps, and the bloodiest battles ever fought on American soil. Off the war fields,…  See more details below

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Riveting and moving, War, Terrible War takes us into the heart of the Civil War, from the battle of Manassas to the battle of Gettysburg and on to the South's surrender at Appomattox Court House. Follow the common soldiers in blue and gray as they endure long marches, freezing winter camps, and the bloodiest battles ever fought on American soil. Off the war fields, War, Terrible War captures the passion and commitment of abolitionists and slaveowners alike in their fiery debates throughout the land. With profiles of Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, John Brown, Harriet Tubman, Jefferson Davis, soldiers on both sides, slave owners, abolitionists, average citizens, and others, War, Terrible War is the compelling story of a people affected by the horrors of war during this tragic and dramatic period in A History of US.

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Children's Literature - Gisela Jernigan
This sixth volume in "A History of US," a 10-volume storyteller's history of the United States, focuses on the Civil War. The author makes history come alive with her informal, conversational text, liberally interwoven with many fascinating black and white photos and drawings, many of which are political cartoons of the day. The 31 chapters are also enriched with many interesting inserts and a variety of appropriate quotes, questions, definitions, poems and songs in the margins of the main text. The author does an admirable job of presenting different perspectives on the war, from soldier to civilian, men to women, slave to free man, young to old, and famous to ordinary citizen. Maps, two prefaces, a chronology, index, songs of the war, and a bibliography of related children's literature add to the educational value of this appealing and useful book that should help make history attractive to even reluctant readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195153309
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/20/2002
Series:
A History of US Series, #6
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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