Civil War Firsts: The Legacies of America's Bloodiest Conflict

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Stackpole Books, 2001 - History - 434 pages
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The Civil War was an era of unparalleled innovation. From armoured battleships and hot air balloons to photography and medical care, the period between 1861 and 1865 saw a great transition in the way the world fought, recorded, and survived war. It wrought change in the lives of individuals as well, transforming society unlike any other single event in American history. Authors Gerald S. Henig and Eric Niderost trace these changes and explore the legacies of America's bloodiest conflict in this thought-provoking study.

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Eric Niderost, born in New York, grew up in California and continues to live there. Even as a youngster he loved history, the movies, and popular science; some of his most cherished memories took place in the seventh and eighth grade, circa 1962, when some of the Bell Science films were shown. After obtaining a master s degree in history, he began teaching that subject, but writing was also a passion. Since the 1980s Niderost has been a freelance writer and journalist for a score of publications, chiefly popular history magazines. His work has appeared in such varied publications as "Military Heritage", "Wild West", "World War II", and "History" magazine. He has also written for a number of film and nostalgia magazines, including "Starlog", and has interviewed such celebrities as Vincent Price, Janet Leigh, George Takei, and Glenn Close. His publishing record to date includes four books and some three hundred articles.

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