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Provides detailed information on the battles, campaigns, armies, weapons, and leaders of the American Civil War
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Katcher's entry in the field of Civil War publishing will intrigue the legions of Civil War buffs who yearly consume vast quantities of writing. Not a traditional campaign history, this title focuses on the experiences, equipment, uniforms, and tactics of army, navy, and state forces of both sides. Short biographies of major figures and an annotated "Sources" section are provided, and illustrations and quotations or excerpts from first-person accounts abound. The book is organized by broad topic, which could make its use in a reference collection problematic; librarians may prefer to place it in the circulating collection. Middle-aged eyes may have problems with the small type, and a number of minor typographical errors will give the true Civil War aficionado the thrill of discovery while not materially affecting the value of the title. Recommended for libraries collecting widely on the Civil War.-- Stanley Planton, Ohio Univ.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.
YA-- All of the small details Civil War buffs have always wanted--weapons, insignia, state infantry uniforms, pay scales, etc.--are offered here. Katcher's organization of material makes for a most readable account of this war. Many students will find it exciting enough to read from cover to cover. Beginning with the campaigns and battles, the author explains the military technology of the day, troop organization, and life in the services. Biographies of important leaders and a thorough glossary that includes period terms are appended. An abundance of photographs, charts, maps, and tables provide data that is invaluable. Boxes filled with newspaper stories of the day transport readers to the 1860s and provide a clear understanding of the war, the soldiers, and the civilians it touched. This is a book that should be in every high school and public library.
- Linda A. Vretos, West Springfield High School, VA
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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