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Gods and Generals: The Paintings of Mort Kunstler

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America's premier Civil War artist, Mort Künstler, is joined by the nation's leading Civil War historian, Dr. James I. Robertson, Jr., in this extraordinary visual history of the Civil War's dramatic first two years. A companion history to the motion picture of the same name, Gods and Generals is based on the best-selling Jeff Shaara novel, and surveys a crucial period in the War Between the States through incomparable art-work and a matchless narrative.

Gods and Generals chronicles the momentous events of 1861 through early 1863 by following the lives of four principal figures from the Civil War, Robert E. Lee, "Stonewall" Jackson, Winfield S. Hancock and Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain. On fields of fire and glory, like First and Second Manassas, the Seven Days Battles, Antietam and Chancellorsville, the epic American struggle of brothers-against-brother unfolds in this exceptional work.

Among the Americans caught in the flame of battle, none were more remarkable than Lee, Jackson, Hancock and Chamberlain. Lee, known for the caliber of his character as much as the mettle of his military genius, saved the South from what appeared to be almost certain defeat in mid-1862, and molded his rag-tag troops into a fighting force that at times seemed invincible. "Stonewall" Jackson, meanwhile, rose from a mediocre professor at VMI to become Robert E. Lee's invaluable "right arm," but in mid-spring of 1863 his greatest success would be earned at a terrible price for the South. Facing Lee's army—and often failing—was the Army of the Potomac. Despite the discouragement of defeat, the army's common soldier remained determined to fight and was dedicated to victory—led by officers like Winfield S. Hancock, a gifted West Pointer, and Colenel Joshua L. Chamberlain, a college professor-turned-soldier.

The glory and the tragedy of the American Civil War—and the fascinating figures from its history—are depicted in Gods and Generals with unique depth and emotion. The classic art of Mort Künstler and the captivating narrative by James I. Robertson, Jr. capture this pivotal period in America's bloodiest war unlike any other work of art and history.

Synopsis:

The year prior to the battle of Gettysburg was the high-water mark for the Confederacy; single-minded, its superior officers were unified under the command of General Robert E. Lee. GODS AND GENERALS: THE PAINTINGS OF MORT KUNSTLER focuses on the strategic collaboration between Lee and Thomas Stonewall Jackson in the battles leading up to July 1863: Second Bull Run (or Manassas), Antietam, Fredericksburg, and Chancellorsville. The roots of a tradition of undying valor and constancy were founded here, and they have been a vibrant heritage for subsequent generations.

This story, based on the best-selling novel by Jeff Shaara (Gods and Generals), also involves Union officers Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain and Winfield Scott Hancock, one a professor of religion from Bowdoin College, and the other a graduate of West Point. The dramatic text and pictures bring to life this crucial time as the Confederacy dominated the battlefields with their skillful speed and flexibility.

Synopsis:

Gods and Generals: The Paintings of Mort Künstler features the spectacular artwork of Mort Künstler, America's foremost Civil War artist, and the historical text of Dr. James I. Robertson, Jr., who is dean of Civil War historians. The companion history to the motion picture of the same name, Gods and Generals uniquely chronicles the events upon which the best-selling Jeff Shaara novel is based. Showcased in this work are over 65 works of art by Mort Künstler, including 30 new paintings displayed here for the first time.

About the Author

Mort Künstler studied art at Brooklyn College, UCLA, and Pratt Institute. His previous books include Gettysburg, Gods and Generals, and The Confederate Spirit. He lives in Oyster Bay, New York.
James I. Robertson, Jr., is Alumni Distinguished Professor and Director of the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies at Virginia Tech. A master storyteller and author of more than ten books, he has received every major award given in the field of Civil War history. He lives in Blacksburg, Virginia.

Product Details

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9780867130843
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Publisher:
The Greenwich Workshop Press
Location:
Shelton, Conn.
Subject:
Individual Artist
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - Civil War
Subject:
Generals
Subject:
Gettysburg campaign, 1863
Subject:
Gettysburg Campaign, 18
Subject:
Painting - General
Subject:
United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Subject:
Techniques - Painting
Subject:
ART / Techniques/Painting
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ART / Individual Artist
Subject:
Individual Artists - General
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United States - History - Civil War, 1861-
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Generals -- Confederate States of America.
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ART / Individual Artists / General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series Volume:
150-101-686
Publication Date:
20021014
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
9 x 11
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
11.36x9.34x.72 in. 2.17 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The year prior to the battle of Gettysburg was the high-water mark for the Confederacy; single-minded, its superior officers were unified under the command of General Robert E. Lee. GODS AND GENERALS: THE PAINTINGS OF MORT KUNSTLER focuses on the strategic collaboration between Lee and Thomas Stonewall Jackson in the battles leading up to July 1863: Second Bull Run (or Manassas), Antietam, Fredericksburg, and Chancellorsville. The roots of a tradition of undying valor and constancy were founded here, and they have been a vibrant heritage for subsequent generations.

This story, based on the best-selling novel by Jeff Shaara (Gods and Generals), also involves Union officers Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain and Winfield Scott Hancock, one a professor of religion from Bowdoin College, and the other a graduate of West Point. The dramatic text and pictures bring to life this crucial time as the Confederacy dominated the battlefields with their skillful speed and flexibility.

"Synopsis" by ,
Gods and Generals: The Paintings of Mort Künstler features the spectacular artwork of Mort Künstler, America's foremost Civil War artist, and the historical text of Dr. James I. Robertson, Jr., who is dean of Civil War historians. The companion history to the motion picture of the same name, Gods and Generals uniquely chronicles the events upon which the best-selling Jeff Shaara novel is based. Showcased in this work are over 65 works of art by Mort Künstler, including 30 new paintings displayed here for the first time.
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