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The Library of Congress Illustrated Timeline of the Civil War
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With striking visuals from the Library of Congress' unparalleled archive, THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS ILLUSTRATED TIMELINE OF THE CIVIL WAR is an authoritative and engaging narrative of the domestic conflict that determined the course of American history. A detailed chronological timeline of the war captures the harrowing intensity of 19th-century warfare in first-hand accounts from soldiers, nurses, and front-line journalists. Readers will be enthralled by speech drafts in Lincoln's own hand, quotes from the likes of Frederick Douglass and Robert E. Lee, and portraits of key soldiers and politicians who are not covered in standard textbooks. The Illustrated Timeline's exciting new source material and lucid organization will give Civil War enthusiasts a fresh look at this defining period in our nation's history.

With striking visuals from the Library of Congress' unparalleled archive, THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS ILLUSTRATED TIMELINE OF THE CIVIL WAR is an authoritative and engaging narrative of the domestic conflict that determined the course of American history. A detailed chronological timeline of the war captures the harrowing intensity of 19th-century warfare in first-hand accounts from soldiers, nurses, and front-line journalists. Readers will be enthralled by speech drafts in Lincoln's own hand, quotes from the likes of Frederick Douglass and Robert E. Lee, and portraits of key soldiers and politicians who are not covered in standard textbooks. The Illustrated Timeline's exciting new source material and lucid organization will give Civil War enthusiasts a fresh look at this defining period in our nation's history.

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  • A senior writer-editor in the Publishing Office of the Library of Congress, Margaret E. Wagner is the coauthor and coeditor of The Library of Congress Civil War Desk Reference and The Library of Congress World War II Desk Reference and author of The American Civil War: 365 Days, World War II: 365 Days, and Maxfield Parrish and the Illustrators of the Golden Age.
    Gary W. Gallagher, the John L. Nau III Professor of History at the University of Virginia, is the author or editor of many books in the field of Civil War history, including The Confederate War; Causes Won, Lost, and Forgotten: How Hollywood and Popular Art Shape What We Know about the Civil War; and The Union War.
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    November 15, 2011
    Introducing the Civil War, this pictorial almanac expresses time in a line ruled horizontally through the center of its pages. Enumerating every date from February 1, 1861, to May 31, 1865, the time line's boldface dates pertain to a captioned image above the line or a paragraph of text below the line. This graphic design imposes an economy on factual content, but it compensates by expelling inevitability about the war's course and outcome from its audience's conception of the conflict. Writer Wagner, whose prior variation on chronology was The American Civil War: 365 Days (2006), induces an appreciation for contingency by selecting imagesphotographs, drawings, and postwar lithographskeyed to fluctuations of morale, whether it be the North or South, about the war's direction and duration, and by putting them under the rubrics of the Union's moves toward slavery's abolition, the Confederacy's food shortages, and, of course, battle. Here intervals of months on Wagner's time line, which battered armies needed to recover, visually reveal a major reason for the protraction of the war. Browsers and buffs should flock to this high-quality production.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2011, American Library Association.)

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