TOUCHED BY FIRE. A Photographic History Of The Civil War. Set Of Two (2)Volumes.: Davis, William C.... TOUCHED BY FIRE. A Photographic History Of The Civil War. Set Of Two (2)Volumes.: Davis, William C....

TOUCHED BY FIRE. A Photographic History Of The Civil War. Set Of Two (2)Volumes.

Davis, William C. (editor)

Published by Boston. 1986. Little, Brown & Co. / A Project Of The National Historical Society, 1986
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blue (v.1), brown(V.2) & tan oblong ½ cloth hardbound folios ~ 2º. very large ("coffee table" size books), international or priority shipping will cost extra. dustwrappers in protective plastic book jacket covers. fine cond. bindings square & tight. covers clean. edges clean. contents free of all markings. dustwrappers in fine cond. not price clipped. nice clean set. no library markings, store stamps, stickers, bookplates, no names, inking , underlining, remainder markings etc ~ first editions so stated. first printings (nap). ~ Please Note: books are larger than scanner so the photos are a bit cropped. "A Photographic Portrait of the Civil War. " William A. Frassanito, Photographic Consultant. A Project Of The National Historical Society. Volume 1~photo. frontis. 313p. index. V.2~ photo. frontis. 331p. index. hundreds of photo. illustations .american history. american civil war. history of photography. art history. ~ The most illustrative relics of the Civil War, its photographs, record the passion and the horror of "a generation touched by fire." Since the invention of the camera, almost every major conflict has been recorded in photographs, and most more completely than the Civil War. Yet it is still that war's images which most capture the attention and imagination of us all, which continue to haunt us with the faces of "a generation touched by fire," In the first volume, those faces reemerge after decades of hiding in dusty attics and boxes, or lying forgotten on museum shelves. More than half of the images presented here are being published for the first time, many of them reproduced from the original glass~plate negatives just discovered. Revealed in their Silvery shadows is the face of a war~torn America, of a young nation spreading across a continent, suddenly split into two nations. And here, with the photographs, are texts by today's leading Civil War historians. Together, they depict in words and images the story of a continent embattled, of the men who went to war to form the regiments, of the commanders who led them and the nature of leadership itself, and of the special comradeship that grew among the common soldiers. The navies, all too often forgotten, are here as well, along with a special portfolio of the work of a remarkable Southern photographer whose negatives have just come to light once more. And the face of ''Johnny Reb," the Confederate soldier, is presented here with a clarity and complexity previously unseen. Seeing them all now, as they may only be seen in these pages, we can feel the flames that touched their lives. ~Volume two of Touched by Fire offers over five hundred more images of the participants, their machines, and the country they ravaged. More than half of these images are being published for the first time, many of them reproduced from the recently discovered original glass~plate negatives. In their silvery shadows, and in the texts written by some of today's leading Civil War historians, a nation torn from within emerges with an uncanny clarity. The photographs dramatize the first industrial war, a terror that engulfed all Americans and cemented delineations of territory and philosophy that continue to haunt and define our national identity. Here also is a portrait of Billy Yank, to complement a similar portrait of Johnny Reb in volume one, and a microcosm of the war and its daily life, as seen in an intensive look at a Yankee camp in occupied Kentucky. Besides being a necessary companion to the earlier work, volume two of Touched by Fire, through its portfolios and its expert text, recreates the personal and monumental ravages of a war whose flames scorched a nation. isbns 0316176613 & 0316176648. Bookseller Inventory # 12061301

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Title: TOUCHED BY FIRE. A Photographic History Of ...

Publisher: Boston. 1986. Little, Brown & Co. / A Project Of The National Historical Society

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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