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Eyewitness to the Civil War
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. Evocativ ...more
Hardcover, 416 pages
Published November 21st 2006 by National Geographic
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A lot of my recent reading has been U.S. History - before, during and after the Civil War. I had seen a copy of "Eyewitness to the Civil War" a couple of years ago, and without opening it, thought it looked more like a coffee table book than something that would be very informative. Well, I was wrong. In addition to many actual photograhs of military and political leaders as well as "common" folks and slaves taken during the mid- 1860s, there was a lot of information on the social and political ...more
Beautifully done and carefully written. It's not written like a standard textbook or historical tomb and therefore easier to absorb the information. Though not a scholar on the Civil War by any means, I do enjoy reading about it and this book does a wonderful job of telling the stories and the history. The photographs are beautiful, heart wrenching and captivating. I would recommend it for anyone's library and definitely for reading.