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Smithsonian Civil War: Inside the National Collection

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Smithsonian Civil War is a lavishly illustrated coffee-table book featuring 150 entries in honor of the 150th anniversary illustrated by objects handpicked by Smithsonian curators from among tens of thousands of objects in the collections. 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 fourteen national museums and archives and brings historical gems to light. From the National Portrait Gallery come previously unpublished photographs of Stonewall Jackson and Ulysses S. Grant; from the National Museum of American History, a slave ship manifest listing its human cargo, and secret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.

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SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION is the largest museum complex in the world. Smithsonian Civil War features objects from 12 Smithsonian museums and research centers and text by 49 curators with expertise in a variety of fields. NEIL KAGAN specializes in producing innovative illustrated books. As the former publisher for Time-Life Books, he created numerous book series, including Voices of the Civil War, Our American Century, and What Life Was Like. He has edited Great Battles of the Civil War, Great Photographs of the Civil War, Concise History of the World, Eyewitness to the Civil War, Atlas of the Civil War, and The Untold Civil War.

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SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION is the largest museum complex in the world.  Smithsonian Ciivl War features objects from 12 Smithsonian museums and research centers and text by 49 curators with expertise in a variety of fields.  NEIL KAGAN specializes in producing innovative illustrated books. As the former publisher for Time-Life Books, he created numerous book series, including Voices of the Civil War, Our American Century, and What Life Was Like. He has edited Great Battles of the Civil War, Great Photographs of the Civil War, Concise History of the World, Eyewitness to the Civil War, Atlas of the Civil War, and The Untold Civil War.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781588343895
Author:
Kagan, Neil
Publisher:
Smithsonian Books (DC)
Author:
Smithsonian Institution
Author:
Talman, Hugh
Author:
Meacham, Jon
Author:
Delaney, Michelle
Subject:
United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Subject:
Antiques-Military
Subject:
US History-1800 to Civil War
Publication Date:
20131031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
450 COLOR PHOTOS
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
11.29 x 9.85 x 1.16 in 4.44 lb

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"Synopsis" by , SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION is the largest museum complex in the world. Smithsonian Civil War features objects from 12 Smithsonian museums and research centers and text by 49 curators with expertise in a variety of fields. NEIL KAGAN specializes in producing innovative illustrated books. As the former publisher for Time-Life Books, he created numerous book series, including Voices of the Civil War, Our American Century, and What Life Was Like. He has edited Great Battles of the Civil War, Great Photographs of the Civil War, Concise History of the World, Eyewitness to the Civil War, Atlas of the Civil War, and The Untold Civil War.
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