Weapons of the Civil War

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From basic infantry weapons to large artillery, weapons are what make battles so explosive. Discover the tools of combat involved in some of the most important wars in history.

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Overview

From basic infantry weapons to large artillery, weapons are what make battles so explosive. Discover the tools of combat involved in some of the most important wars in history.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Kip Wilson
One in the "Weapons of War" series produced by Capstone Press, this book engages struggling readers with layouts that jump off the page. Each spread comes to life with low-level text, "Weapon Facts," and colorful images. Images in this book include both artwork depicting soldiers from both sides of the Civil War and authentic photographs of soldiers and their weapons as described in the text. Glossary terms are highlighted and defined both on the specific page and in the back of the book for reference. Weapons depicted range from revolvers and rifles to bayonets and sabers. More massive weapons such as earthworks and defensive forts are also described. Two-page spreads titled "Small Arms" and "Larger Weapons" contain individual images of items such as the Springfield rifle and the Gatling gun, breaking up the pages of text. The "Weapons Facts" are interesting, but might have been more aptly named "Civil War Facts," since some do not pertain specifically to weapons. In any case, this book is thoroughly enjoyable and should be of great interest to those wanting to read about the weapons of the Civil War. Reviewer: Kip Wilson
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429619684
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2008
  • Series: Weapons of War Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 807,974
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Matt Doeden is a freelance author and editor from Minnesota. He’s written numerous children’s books on sports, music, current events, the military, extreme survival, and much more. His books Sandy Koufax (Twenty-First Century Books, 2006) and Tom Brady: Unlikely Champion (Twenty-First Century Books, 2011) were Junior Library Guild selections. Doeden began his career as a sports writer before turning to publishing. He lives in Minnesota with his wife and two children.

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Table of Contents


A Nation Divided     4
Rifles, Revolvers, and Blades     8
The Big Guns     18
Line of Defense     26
Glossary     30
Read More     31
Internet Sites     31
Index     32
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