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American Museum Of Natural History SMITHSONIAN’S GREAT BATTLES AND BATTLEFIELDS OF THE CIVIL WAR: A Definitive Field Guide Based On The Award~Winning Television Series by MasterVision. Foreword By M McPherson.

Wertz, Jay & Edwin C. Bearss.

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ISBN 10: 0688135498 / ISBN 13: 9780688135492
Published by NY. 1997. Wm. Morrow & Co. / Smithsonian Institution., 1997
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large, thick black hardbound 4to ~ 4º (quarto). large & heavy book, international or priority shipping will cost extra. dustwrapper in protective plastic book jacket cover. very fine cond. looks new. as new. binding square & tight. covers clean. edges clean. contents free of all markings. dustwrapper in fine cond. not worn or torn or price clipped. errata slip laid in. nice clean copy. no library markings, store stamps, stickers, bookplates, no names, inking , underlining, remainder markings etc ~ first edition so stated. first printing ( # 1 in # line). xxix+821p. approximately 70 full color maps. glossy full color & vintage b&w photo illustrations. 2 appendices. bibliography. picture credits. index. american history. american civil war. geography. military history. cartography. biography. ~ For the first time ever, drawing on the expertise and resources of the Smithsonian Institution, here is a comprehensive field guide to virtually every recorded battle and battlefield of America's bloodiest and most rending war. Based on the award~winning television and video series, Smithsonian's Great Battles and Battlefields of the Civil War is an authoritative history of the war and a practical guide to the places it was waged~including sites abroad and in the Far West that other books overlook. For the armchair historian or the avid sightseer, here are the stunning dramas that unfolded on the battlefields, with historical maps, photographs, and illustrations that bring the scenes to life. Organized by state and cross~referenced chronologically so that readers can follow the different campaigns, the book explains the particular strategies. behind troop movements and gives travel information for each battlefield, as well as for landmarks, historic buildings, and newly discovered and developing sites open to the public today. For example, one of the most powerful events in American history, the Battle of Gettysburg, is detailed in all its agony and glory. Extraordinary maps allow the reader to see Vividly how the armies engaged in battle while the narrative describes the heart~stopping decisions that shaped the three~day conflict~from the moment that General Buford dismounted his cavalry and the battle began to the retreat of Confederate soldiers from Cemetery Ridge, where today visitors will find a huge cycloramic mural of the famed July 3, 1863, charge. Detailing the political, socioeconomic, and military factors that played a major role in the Civil War, the authors also include lively anecdotes and biographies of the participants~ from the famous to the obscure~making this history dramatic. accessible, and unforgettable. Replete with current tour maps and directions for getting to the battlefields, the book also provides suggestions for lodging. hiking, recreation, and sightseeing in hundreds of national and state parks and other historic areas. Smithsonian's Great Battles and Battlefields of the Civil War is the most thorough and fascinating guide yet for anyone who wants to visit both the major and less well~known Civil War sites~or simply read about or study the most intriguing period in our nation's history. Bookseller Inventory # 7231301

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Title: American Museum Of Natural History ...

Publisher: NY. 1997. Wm. Morrow & Co. / Smithsonian Institution.

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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Drawn from the resources of the Smithsonian Institution and based on the television and videotape series of the same name, an illustrated, authoritative travel and history guide traces and explains every recorded Civil War battle and battlefield. BOMC History.

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Instead of telling a straightforward chronological narrative of the Civil War, this Smithsonian field guide organizes the battles--just about every last one of them--by the states in which they took place. Each listing provides a historical account, varying in length depending on the battle's significance, and identifies points of interest for tourists. Cross-referencing allows you to follow driving-tour itineraries or flip ahead in the book to the next sequential battle in a campaign. It is illustrated throughout with color maps, photographic portraits of the major participants, and other period illustrations.

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