12 thematic sections, this visual history of America's epochal conflict features more than 500 items drawn from the unparalleled collections of the Library of Congress. Intro by Gary W. Gallagher. Vincent Virga (Editor). 522 illus, 253 in full color; 9x6 inches, 752 pgs.
Presented in 12 thematic sections, this visual history of America's epochal conflict features more than 500 items drawn from the unparalleled collections of the Library of Congress, including Mathew Brady's iconic photographs; period drawings, lithographs, and woodcuts; important manuscripts like the Gettysburg Address; political and theatrical posters; and ephemera like the contents of Lincoln's pockets the night he was assassinated. A running timeline notes an important-or intriguing lesser-known-event for each calendar day, while excerpts from diaries, letters, speeches, postwar memoirs, and other first-person accounts lend immediacy to the informative text. A vivid mix of words and images, The American Civil War: 365 Days captures the drama, the horror, the epic sweep, and the human toll of this unparalleled American clash at arms like no other book before it.
ABOUT THE INTRODUCTION:
Gary W. Gallagher is the John L. Nau III Professor of History at the University of Virginia, author of The Confederate War, and editor of the Civil War America series for the University of North Carolina Press. He lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Margaret E. Wagner is a senior writer/editor in the Publishing Office of the Library of Congress. The coauthor and coeditor of The Library of Congress Civil War Desk Reference and author/compiler of the library's annual Civil War calendars, she lives in Arlington, Virginia.