Cover image for War & conflict : selected images from the National Archives 1765-1970
Title:
War & conflict : selected images from the National Archives 1765-1970
Author:
Heller, Jonathan.
Publication Information:
Washington, D.C. : National Archives and Records Administration, 1990.
Physical Description:
x, 355 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 23 x 29 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780911333770
Format :
Book

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Central Library E181 .W27 1990 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize
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Summary

Since the invention of photography before the Civil War, our ability to document the waste, brutality, and sacrifice has improved dramatically. No longer do young men go to battle with mother in their songs and dreams of glory. This collection of photos from the National Archives gives us a taste of war in photos and some drawings. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


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Library Journal Review

Heller mined the Still Picture Branch of the National Archives for over 1500 photos and reproductions depicting America's wars from the Revolution to Vietnam. The work is organized by wars, with the longer conflicts subdivided into thematic categories. Heller's selections highlight the transition from martial glory to realism rendered possible by photography, and the subsequent development of photography as an art form as well as a mirror of events. An intelligent introduction, analyzing the portrayal of war in pictures in the last two centuries, enhances the value of this book for public and private collections in U.S. military history.-- Dennis E. Showalter, Colorado Coll., Colorado Springs (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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