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Civil War (Eyewitness, #117)

4.15  ·  Rating Details ·  33 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Here is a dramatic, photo-filled guide to the war that split the Union. Eyewitness Civil War includes everything from the issues that divided the country, to the battles that shaped the conflict, to the birth of the reunited states. Rich, full-color photographs of rare documents, powerful weapons, and priceless artifacts plus stunning images of legendary commanders, unsung ...more
Hardcover, 64 pages
Published September 27th 2000 by DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
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Jessica Garcia
Dec 11, 2012 Jessica Garcia rated it really liked it
John Stanchack, Civil War, is part of the Eyewitness series that focuses on a topic and provides facts and many visuals to readers in order to get a better glimpse of the topic. Throughout many of our history classes we constantly hear stories over and over again about the famous well known war, the Civil War. In this eyewitness book, the reader sees topics from things like the clothes they wore to the tactics in fighting. It becomes very straightforward and to the point in order to provide the ...more
Kwesi Frank
Eyewitness Books: Civil War is a great book
that allows the reader to expand their horizons and learn about the bloodiest war fought in the United States. This book gives all the causes of the Civil War in great detail, even revealing things I did not know from my history course on the Civil War. Along with the causes of the war, such as slavery and the presidential election of 1860, the book goes into the important battles of the war like the Battle of Gettysburg, the turning point and the Battl
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Grayson
May 09, 2012 Grayson rated it it was amazing
Shelves: history
This is another one of the books from the Eyewitness set.

This one is all about the Civil War in American history and it is great! It includes pictures and tons of facts on everything from the leaders like Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis to different battles like Gettysburg. It is full of facts on each page about the war, the North and the South, slavery, and a lot more than I can write about here.

All of the Eyewitness books are really good. You can get them on just about everything in histor
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Wendy Daniel
Nov 04, 2013 Wendy Daniel rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lis-4510
We cannot get enough of the Eyewitness books in our house. Every subject seems to be interesting when paired with good writing, fabulous images, and good facts. The Civil War is especially good because of the way it covers all the different aspects of the war. Everything from society to weapons to leaders is covered in this one comprehensive volume. The newer editions have a fantastic resource section at the end.
Katherine
Nov 22, 2011 Katherine rated it really liked it
Shelves: secondary, history
Eyewitness books bring history alive with their abundance of relia photographs and indepth historical articles. A couple of the drawings in this book were uncomfortable for my 9-year-old. War is not pretty. Still, a valuable Civil War book.
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