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Eyewitness to the Civil War: The Complete History from Secession to Reconstruction
By Stephen G. Hyslop (editor), Harris J. Andrews (introduced by) and Stephen G. Hyslop (narrator)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Natl Geographic Society
Publication date November 21, 2006
Pages 416
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780792262060
ISBN-10 0792262069
Dimensions 1.50 by 9.50 by 11.25 in.
Weight 4.30 lbs.
Original list price $40.00
Summaries and Reviews
More than 350 rare photographs, artifacts, period illustrations, maps, and informational sidebars complement a collection of firsthand accounts to record the military, political, social, and cultural history of the Civil War, furnishing in-depth descriptions of campaigns and battles, a look at life on the home front, details on the everyday life of soldiers, and more. 15,000 first printing. description: Product Description: At once an informed overview for general-interest readers and a superb resource for serious buffs, this extraordinary, gloriously illustrated volume is sure to become one of the fundamental books in any Civil War library. Its features include a dramatic narrative packed with eyewitness accounts and hundreds of rare photographs, artifacts, and period illustrations. Evocative sidebars, detailed maps, and timelines add to the reference-ready quality of the text.

From John Brown's raid to Reconstruction, Eyewitness to the Civil War presents a clear, comprehensive discussion that addresses every military, political, and social aspect of this crucial period. In-depth descriptions of campaigns and battles in all theaters of war are accompanied by a thorough evaluation of the nonmilitary elements of the struggle between North and South. In their own words, commanders and common soldiers in both armies tell of life on the battlefield and behind the lines, while letters from wives, mothers, and sisters provide a portrait of the home front. More than 375 historical photographs, portraits, and artifacts—many never before published—evoke the era's flavor; and detailed maps of terrain and troop movements make it easy to follow the strategies and tactics of Union and Confederate generals as they fought through four harsh years of war. Photoessays on topics ranging from the everyday lives of soldiers to the dramatic escapades of the cavalry lend a breathtaking you-are-there feeling, and an inclusive appendix adds even more detail to what is already a magnificently meticulous history.

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9780792262060 | details & prices | 416 pages | 9.50 × 11.25 × 1.50 in. | 4.30 lbs | List price $40.00
About: Records the military, political, social, and cultural history of the Civil War through photographs, artifacts, period illustrations, maps, essays by historians, and firsthand accounts.
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