The American Civil War: 365 Days

Margaret E. Wagner, Author, Vincent Virga, Editor, Gary W. Gallagher, Introduction by ABRAMS $29.95 (740p) ISBN 978-0-8109-5847-0
Featuring more than 500 images from the collections of the Library of Congress, this book offers a keen overview of the Civil War. Wagner's succinct accounts of prominent figures and events paint a rich portrait of public sentiment in the pre-and-post-war years, but it is the sheer number of photographs, lithographs, battlefield drawings, political cartoons, posters, maps and letters that distinguishes this book. From the realignment of roles among African-Americans, women and civilians to the contents of Lincoln's pockets upon his death, this book affords many unique glimpses of the bloodiest war in American history.
Reviewed on: 04/03/2006
Release date: 04/01/2006
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