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Civil War Sketch Book: Drawings from the Battlefront

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At a time before the camera lens could capture the frenzy and terror of battle action, illustrators known as "Special Artists"--among them such famous draftsmen as Winslow Homer and Thomas Nast--created for the American public some of the most important and lasting images of the Civil War. Reporting for newspapers like and , the Specials brought a visceral immediacy to the clash, presenting rich and nuanced images of soldiers in the camps and sweeping panoramas of the great battles. The illustrations span the war and its many theaters, including rarely seen views of Shiloh, Antietam, Vicksburg, and Gettysburg, and the famous stampede of Union soldiers fleeing the Rebels at Bull Run. Gathering these images for the first time in fifty years, gives readers the sense that they are touching history, for the illustrations (some even stained with soldiers' blood) represent priceless artifacts from our nation's greatest conflict.

Synopsis:

A landmark collection featuring rare and sensational images of the Civil War.

About the Author

Harry L. Katz is the editor of Cartoon America. He divides his time between Washington, DC, and Del Mar, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393072204
Subtitle:
Drawings from the Battlefront
Author:
Katz, Harry L
Author:
Brinkley, Alan
Author:
Katz
Author:
Virga, Vincent
Author:
L, Harry
Author:
Katz, Harry L.
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Subject:
US History-1800 to Civil War
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20120514
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
250 color illustrations
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
10 x 12 in

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History and Social Science » Military » Civil War » General
History and Social Science » Military » Civil War » Oversized Books
History and Social Science » Military » Oversized Books
History and Social Science » US History » 1800 to Civil War
History and Social Science » World History » General
Science and Mathematics » Biology » General
Science and Mathematics » Physics » Meteorology

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