American Heritage Picture History of the Civil War

by Bruce Catton

Hardcover, 1994

Status

Available

Call number

973.7 Cat

Call number

973.7 Cat

Local notes

973.7 Cat

Barcode

6101

Publication

Gramercy (1994), Hardcover, 630 pages

Description

Narrative and 836 illustrations cover the military and political aspects of the war.

Awards

Pulitzer Prize (Winner — Special Citation — 1961)

Original publication date

1960

Physical description

630 p.; 9 x 1.75 inches

User reviews

LibraryThing member MerryMary
I fell in love with this book in 1965 - when the Civil War was on everybody's mind because of the centennial. The writing is superb - of course, it's Bruce Catton - and the photos are outstanding. But what lights up my eyes and engages my imagination are the battle maps. Not sterile lines and
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arrows, but topographical drawings that show every rock and ravine, every house and barn, and little tiny men advancing, retreating, shooting, dieing. You have to see the maps to understand how wonderful they are.
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LibraryThing member Borg-mx5
A stellar book that captured my imagination as a child. My life-long interest in history can be traced to my early days reading this large volume in the public library. A great book.

Pages

630

Rating

(61 ratings; 4.2)
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