For Us the Living: The Civil War in Paintings and Eyewitness Accounts

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The Civil War tore the nation apart, pitting brother against brother. Marking the sesquicentennial of this epic struggle for America's soul, which began in 1861, For Us the Living features stunning paintings by acclaimed Civil War artist Mort Künstler paired with stirring text by Pulitzer Prize-nominated author James I. Robertson, Jr.
No other Civil War book equals this breathtaking volume, which brings the crisis to life through eyewitness accounts and dramatic art. Robertson insightfully describes key events in each year of the conflict, weaving his words together with those of the people who lived through it-and Künstler's masterful paintings illuminate it all.
For Us the Living will give readers the sense of being there at this critical moment in American history.

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Mort Kunstler, America's premier historical artist, is renowned for his historically authentic and moving Civil War scenes. Kunstler's work has been featured in 80+ books selling over 400,000 copies. He has exhibited in galleries and museums nationwide and received many awards. James I. Robertson is the director of the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies at Virginia Tech. He has written more than 15 books. His biography of Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.

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An anthology of Künstler’s oeuvre, this work collects a popular artist’s aesthetic style for Civil War buffs who will not only instantly recognize most subjects Künstler depicts but perhaps remember some paintings from their reproductions in one of Künstler’s prior albums (e.g., Images of the Civil War, 1992). Many are kinetic freeze-frames of epic incidents of battle––Künstler’s series on Pickett’s Charge is here––and of legendary commanders in councils of war. Most numerous are scenes of Confederate Robert E. Lee and his lieutenants. Unabashedly posing his figures in heroic or ennobling postures, Künstler paints as a sharp adherent to technical realism, an important attribute to an audience that is vigilant about the accuracy of uniforms and arms.It will be equally responsive to the moods for which Künstler reaches, uncomplicated evocations of duty and courage in soldiers on campaign and in combat or a more quiet romanticism in domestic scenes from the moonlight-and-magnolias genre. Containing more than 200 color images and commentary by an accomplished Civil War historian, this volume––a cinch to circulate––visually seizes attention. --Gilbert Taylor

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