Experience the world of the Civil War soldier as he lived it during America's deadliest conflict. Between 1861 and 1865, some three million men served in the armies of the Union and the Confederacy, and over 200,000 of them sacrificed their lives in combat. In Civil War Soldier, we pay tribute to these men. Based on the state-of-the-art exhibits of the critically acclaimed National Museum of the Civil War Soldier, this lavishly illustrated book is a vivid testament to the daily struggles and heroic sacrifices endured by the men who fought on both sides of this historic conflict. Lavishly illustrated and printed in color throughout.
The American Icon Close-Up Guide Series: The United States, in its relatively short life, has acquired an amazingly rich vein of history and legend. The American Icon Close-Up Guide series is designed to give the reader a brief, but fascinating, introduction to the wealth of treasures in the nation's past and present. Beautifully and clearly written by acknowledged experts, with outstanding illustrations, the titles in the series will build up to an unrivaled picture of what has made the United States of today.