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The name TIME-LIFE has become synonymous with providing readers with a deeper understanding of subjects and world events that matter to us all. TIME-LIFE The Civil War in 500 Photographs is an indispensable guide to a nation-changing era and the military, social, economic, and political forces that shaped it.
TIME-LIFE The Civil War in 500 Photographs provides a fresh and accessible way to understand this conflict including details of the battles and battlefields, the political maneuverings, and the personalities who defined the war continue to fascinate citizens of all ages. It lays out the war's major developments in arresting, colorized images and cover topics from the backstory through secession, the Union's early setbacks, the Underground Railroad, victories at Gettysburg and Vicksburg, and Reconstruction.
For history buffs and the newly curious, The Civil War in 500 Photographs is the ultimate, easy-to-use guide to four years that changed our nation forever.
Smithsonian Civil War is a lavishly illustrated coffee-table book featuring 150 entries in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. From among tens of thousands of Civil War objects in the Smithsonian's collections, curators handpicked 550 items and wrote a unique narrative that begins before the war through the Reconstruction period. The perfect gift book for fathers and history lovers, Smithsonian Civil War combines one-of-a-kind, famous, and previously unseen relics from the war in a truly unique narrative. Smithsonian Civil War takes the reader inside the great collection of Americana housed at twelve national museums and archives and brings historical gems to light. From the National Portrait Gallery come rare early photographs of Stonewall Jackson and Ulysses S. Grant; from the National Museum of American History, secret messages that remained hidden inside Lincoln's gold watch for nearly 150 years; from the National Air and Space Museum, futuristic Civil War-era aircraft designs. Thousands of items were evaluated before those of greatest value and significance were selected for inclusion here. Artfully arranged in 150 entries, they offer a unique, panoramic view of the Civil War.
From the first shots fired at Fort Sumter in 1861 to the final clashes on the Road to Appomattox in 1864, The Atlas of the Civil War reconstructs the battles of America's bloodiest war with unparalleled clarity and precision. Edited by Pulitzer Prize recipient James M. McPherson and written by America's leading military historians, this peerless reference charts the major campaigns and skirmishes of the Civil War. Each battle is meticulously plotted on one of 200 specially commissioned full-color maps. Timelines provide detailed, play-by-play maneuvers, and the accompanying text highlights the strategic aims and tactical considerations of the men in charge. Each of the battle, communications, and locator maps are cross-referenced to provide a comprehensive overview of the fighting as it swept across the country. With more than two hundred photographs and countless personal accounts that vividly describe the experiences of soldiers in the fields, The Atlas of the Civil War brings to life the human drama that pitted state against state and brother against brother.
This final volume of Shelby Foote’s masterful narrative history of the Civil War brings to life the military endgame, the surrender at Appomattox, and the tragic dénouement of the war—the assassination of President Lincoln. Features maps throughout. "An unparalleled achievement, an American Iliad, a unique work uniting the scholarship of the historian and the high readability of the first-class novelist." —Walker Percy “To read this chronicle is an awesome and moving experience. History and literature are rarely so thoroughly combined as here; one finishes this volume convinced that no one need undertake this particular enterprise again.” —Newsweek “In objectivity, in range, in mastery of detail, in beauty of language and feeling for the people involved, this work surpasses anything else on the subject. . . . Written in the tradition of the great historian-artists—Gibbon, Prescott, Napier, Freeman—it stands alongside the work of the best of them.” —The New Republic “The most written-about war in history has, with this completion of Shelby Foote’s trilogy, been given the epic treatment it deserves.” —Providence Journal
While Lee's Army of Northern Virginia dueled the Army of the Potomac, other Union and Confederate armies were struggling for control of Tennessee. Using eyewitness testimony, profiles of key personalities, period photographs, illustrations and artifacts, and detailed battle maps, author James Street has written an outstanding account of this lesser known chapter of Civil War history. The struggle for Tennessee was a war of maneuvers that began in April 1862 and ended on January 1863 with the Stones River Campaign. Of the major battles of the Civil War, Stones River had the highest percentage of casualties on both sides. Although the battle itself was inconclusive, the Union Army's repulse of two Confederate attacks and the subsequent Confederate withdrawal were a much-needed boost to Union morale after the defeat at the Battle of Fredericksburg, and it dashed Confederate aspirations for control of Middle Tennessee. The Struggle for Tennessee: Tupelo to Stones River is the second of the volumes in the Time-Life Civil War series, published in 1985, dealing with the Western Theater of the war after the Battle of Shiloh. All readers interested in the history of the Civil War will be captivated by this superbly written and carefully researched account. Because of the extensive use of illustrations, photographs, and maps, this book is unusually large and difficult to download. For that reason, we have divided it into five manageable chapters. Purchasing any one of these chapters entitles you to a code that will allow you to download all four of the other chapters for free. They are: --Chapter 1, Heyday for Raiders --Chapter 2, Stumbling toward Perryville --Chapter 3, Clash at Doctors Creek --Chapter 4, The Fight for "Hell's Half Acre" --Chapter 5, Across Stones River and Back
In this fourth volume of the 40th Anniversity Edition of the epic work, Mr. Foote recounts Second Manassas and the subsequent Confederate invasions of Northern territory, East and West, including the Antietam campaign and Bragg's.