Wednesday, October 26, 2011
The Library of Congress Illustrated TimeLine of the Civil War
It is broken up into four chapters which are broken down even further by date for easy reference. The illustrations are vibrant and true to fact. Included are illustrations that have never been seen before, maps, news articles, and information from people you have never heard of before and of course the well-known individuals of the North and South. You will also find political cartoons, posters and manuscripts in Lincoln’s own hand.
The book its self is just a little bigger than a typical reference book but just about every page gives you great pictures and/or hand drawn diagrams going along with the date of what was taking place. So the size is just right for all the information you get. With 254 pages, that include the Index, it’s easy to carry, which is exactly the size I like.
I feel this Civil War reference book bring additional information, which you would never find in your typical Civil War book. Every Civil War buff, historian even libraries should have this among their collection. It would also make an excellent Christmas gift.
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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The book is running around $35.00 but you can purchase it here for around $22.00