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Eyewitness: Civil War (edition 2000)

by John Stanchack

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Title:Eyewitness: Civil War
Authors:John Stanchack
Info:DK CHILDREN (2000), Hardcover, 64 pages
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Rating:****1/2
Tags:Civil War

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Civil War, by John Stanchak, is about seventy percent pictures and thirty present text. The book is dedicated to breaking down the Civil War, beginning with the rising tensions between the North and South, and ending with the 10-year Reconstruction period. Each page is dedicated to one aspect of the war, briefly explains it, and has accompanying photographs and pictures to aid in its description. For example, page 24 is labeled "Outfitting armies" and explains how the armies were clothed, what soldiers carried on their person, and what kinds of weapons soldiers used. The surrounding pictures show the guns, some of the items a soldier carried, and pictures of uniformed soldiers. It is a visually appealing book, with most of the pictures being of actual Civil War artifacts. For visual learners, this is a great book because the photos really do back up the text. This is a great book for any student who wants to see things from the war and not just read about it. ( )
  meblack19 | Feb 13, 2014 |
This book is jammed pack with information concerning the civil war. Accompanied by descriptive texts are hundreds of pictures and diagrams of people, weapons, machinery, clothing, accessories, and artifacts of the time. This would be a great book to keep on the shelf of a classroom and take out during a lesson on American history. This would be very useful to learn about both small and large details of the war. ( )
  LindseyB12 | May 8, 2013 |
Civil War is a great learning tool for middle school children. The book gives detailed accounts of the causes, action, major figures, and aftermath of the Civil War. There are hundreds of photographs and drawings of the events. There are also dozens of artifacts that were actually used in the war. It also provides an engrossing experience for students. ( )
  ppoche | Jan 16, 2013 |
Of course, this book is all about the civil war (how it began and ended). I reccomend it for the details provided in pictures and other artifacts of the time. It's like a museum inside of a book. ( )
  dbcollin | Nov 7, 2012 |
great tidbits regarding civil war with detailed photos, illustrations. ( )
  Mikenielson | Jul 28, 2012 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0789463024, Hardcover)

Discover the war that turned brother against brother -- from the birth of the Confederacy to Reconstruction.

Here is a dramatic, photo-filled guide to the war that split the Union. Eyewitness Civil War includes everything from the issues that divided the country, to the battles that shaped the conflict, to the birth of the reunited states. Rich, full-color photographs of rare documents, powerful weapons, and priceless artifacts plus stunning images of legendary commanders, unsung heroes, and memorable heroines combine with stories of courage, adventure, and defiance to paint an unforgettable portrait of the American Civil War. See Fort Sumter's battle-torn flag, a beardless Lincoln, the tools of a Civil war surgeon, and the Confederate capital in ruins. Learn how to fire a cannon, the secrets of the Underground Railroad, about the Confederacy's First Lady, and what soldiers carried into battle. Discover who plotted Lincoln's assassination, where the last Confederates surrendered, what happened to Jefferson Davis, and why the North won the war, and much, much more!

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Examines many aspects of the Civil War, including the issue of slavery, secession, the raising of armies, individual battles, the commanders, Northern life, Confederate culture, the surrender of the South, and the aftermath.

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