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Title:
An illustrated history of the Civil War : images of an American tragedy
Author:
Miller, William J., 1959-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Alexandria, Va. : Time-Life Books, 2000.
Physical Description:
454 pages ; 27 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780737031621
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Culled from the finest archival collections, this extraordinary assembly of photos, maps, cartoons, sketches, and paintings vividly illustrates the everyday lives of soldiers during the Civil War, depicting cavalry, medicine, spies, special regiments, and more. Over 1,000 images are published here for the first time.


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Booklist Review

This visually stunning history traces the evolution of the Civil War from grandiose antebellum posturing to pervasive post-war despair. Accompanied by more than 700 illustrations, 23 essays cover a variety of topics, including the horrific realities of the battlefield, the gruesome responsibilities of the field surgeons, the plight of the common soldier, the crucial decisions of individual commanders, and the inevitable collapse of the Confederate cause. Though each separate article contains a wealth of insightful information, the entire narrative is held together by a compelling array of photographs, sketches, paintings, cartoons, posters, and maps that effectively capture and communicate the glory and the trauma of the most tragic and catastrophic conflict in American history. Another superb illustrated history from Time-Life Books. --Margaret Flanagan


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