The Civil War: An Illustrated History

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Sep 29, 1992 - History - 452 pages
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This magnificent pictorial history portrays the Civil War as never before, from the events leading to the firing of the first shot at Fort Sumter, through the battles at Shiloh and Gettysburg, the siege of Vicksburg, Sherman's march to the sea, and Lee's surrender at Appomattox. 500 photos.

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User Review  - Julie - Goodreads

Read on a kindle with few pictures, but this still seems to be the correct edition. This is a short, easy introduction to the background and major events of the Civil War. Highly recommended for people who, like me, have an interest in history but no familiarity with the Civil War. Read full review

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User Review  - Robert Bason - Goodreads

Excellent summary resource for the Civil War. It is filled with a large array of interesting facts and side stories. Read full review


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Geoffrey C. Ward is the author of eleven books, including A First-Class Temperament, which won the 1989 National Book Critics Circle Award and the 1990 Francis Parkman Prize of the Society of American Historians. He has written or co-written many documentary films, including The Civil War, Baseball, The West, Thomas Jefferson, Not for Ourselves Alone, and Jazz. He lives in New York City.

Ken Burns, founder of Florentine Films, is a director, producer, and writer who has been making documentaries for more than twenty years. His landmark film The Civil War was the highest-rated series in the history of American public television, and his work has won numerous prizes, including the Emmy and Peabody Awards. He lives in Walpole, New Hampshire.

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