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A treasury of Civil War tales
Garrison, Webb, 1919-2000.
Personal Author:
[Large print edition].
Publication Information:
Thorndike, Me. : G.K. Hall, 1999.

Physical Description:
452 pages ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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E655 G37 1988B Adult Large Print - Floating collection Large Print

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The story of America's Civil War has been told in novels, biographies, campaign records, and on film. Here Webb Garrison presents a collection of fifty-seven stories that capture what the war was like for the people who lived through it, including Dred Scott, Clara Barton, and Andrew Johnson. A Treasury of Civil War Tales is a gold mine of fascinating stories from the most traumatic era in American history.

Author Notes

Webb Garrison is a former university dean & college president who has spent a lifetime collecting & chronicling Civil War imagery & documentation. He has written more than 1,000 articles for magazines, & over 65 books - of which the most popular are on the Civil War; their cumulative sales are approaching one million copies. He is a frequent speaker on this subject for radio talk shows & national TV programs. Webb Garrison lives in North Carolina.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Booklist Review

Veteran writer Webb Garrison has drawn from history and legend to produce this compendium of 57 tales revolving around the events of the Civil War. The stories emerge chronologically, ranging from the publication of Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin, through the bloody years of combat, to the difficulties and recriminations of the beginning of Reconstruction. Garrison's pieces are thorough in their coverage of the war's vital elements: the great battles, the long shadow cast by Mr. Lincoln, the Union's search for a commanding general, the tragic sidelights involving the families of both North and South, the slavery question, and the South's eventual desperation. An unusual yet surprisingly accessible approach to Civil War history. MAB.