Synopses & Reviews
Come and explore the Civil War! Here is an entirely new kind of dictionary -- one that is packed with superb, full-color photographs, plus thousands of terms and historical facts from the Civil War. The Visual Dictionary of the Civil War gives you instant access to the specialized vocabulary of historians and Civil War buffs in a way that is clear, informative, and easy to understand. It looks at the weaponry, uniforms, everyday life, personal dramas, and historical realities of the Union and the Confederacy. Learn about the infantry, artillery, and cavalry, the famous men who made their mark, and the everyday heroes who fought and died for what they believed. If you know what a particular uniform or rifle or cannon looks like but don't know its name, simply look at the labels around the illustrations. And it you know a term but don't know exactly what it refers to, the comprehensive index directs you to the illustrations that show you just what you are looking for. Author John Stanchak is a respected historical writer. He was editor of Civil War Times for almost 15 years and maintains a steady involvement with American History magazines. He was a founding editor of Historic Traveler magazine, and oversaw its creation as a cable television series. He recently wrote Private Soldiers & Public Heroes, a photo history of Civil War soldiers.
One of a wonderful series of visual dictionaries produced by DK. Excellent for all ages and a handy reference source. (Abilene Reporter)
Page after page of artifacts that look as though you could just reach through the paper and touch them. (Civil War Times Illustrated)
An excellent array of clear, large pictures. A good starting point for Civil War novices, and the oddities provide new material for Civil War buffs. (Battlefield Journal)
About the Author
John Stanchak has worked on Civil War Times for over 10 years, maintaining a steady involvement with American History and British Heritage magazines. He was founding editor of Historic Traveler magazine, and oversaw its creation as a cable TV series. He recently wrote Private Soldiers & Public Heroes, published by Rutledge Hill Press in October 1998.