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Antietam: The Photographic Legacy of America's Bloodiest Day Paperback – January 1, 1978

ISBN-13: 978-1577470052 ISBN-10: 1577470052
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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Publications (January 1, 1978)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1577470052
  • ISBN-13: 978-1577470052
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 7.5 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #730,354 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By akulas@concentric.net on March 8, 1998
Format: Paperback
If you have only one book on Antietam on your shelf, this might be the one to have. Frassanito explodes old myths, brings the farmers residing on the battlefield alive, and painstakingly dissects photos that seem routine. His greatest flair is bringing out the details, such as identifying the hardtack lid grave markers of the freshly dead, but unknown soldiers, and weaving a story around the single picture. Brilliant book, enjoyable for anyone with even a passing interest in the Civil War.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Linda Pagliuco VINE VOICE on July 26, 2006
Format: Paperback
Heartbreaking in its starkness and immediacy, this is a collection of photographs that changed American conceptions of war by bringing death and destruction into their homes. Even after more than a century of war images, these photos retain their power.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By abibliophile on March 11, 2009
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As they say "A picture is worth a thousand words." This book goes even further than that - a photo is just a photo - an "interpreted" photo, however, is priceless. There are many books about America's bloodiest day - many are informative, many of those are somewhat dry reading. This book does a real good job of mixing photos with the facts and providing detailed descriptions and interpretation of the events that occured and the people involved on that infamous day. The author has true insight - both into photography and about history.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Russell V. Olson Jr. on August 30, 2012
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As part of my Civil War reading and in anticipation of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam, I reread "Antietam: The Photographic Legacy of American's Bloodiest Day." Bill gives a much better overview of the conduct of the battle than any other book I have read on the subject. As one who served our country for 30 years as a field artilleryman with a combat tour in Vietnam, I deeply appreciated his vignettes that focused on the individual soldier. To me, these short stories humanized the battle by emphasizing who suffers the most in war. Bill also discussed an aspect of combat that few other authors touch and of which most Americans have no idea: that of diarrhea and the smell of decomposing human bodies. Just as "Mr. Brady has done something to bring home to us the terrible reality and earnestness of war" (page 18), Bill has brought alive the bloodiest single-day battle in our history to contemporary Americans.
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15 of 21 people found the following review helpful By morlibrary@aol.com on November 23, 1998
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This book is to be read each time you visit the battle site. There is much honor in the author's efforts.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Philip A. Fazzini on January 21, 2010
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The second of the Frassanito History series of Civil War Photography-it does for Antietam what the first volume did for Gettysburg--tell the real story...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By djm114451 on April 29, 2012
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A great book for t library of any Civil war enquirer. This is A photographic journey of America's bloodiest day on t Civil War battlefield.
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Format: Hardcover
For most of my many years I have been a constant fan of history, especially U.S., with groaning bookshelves throughout my house. Until I read this book, though, I had only a casual interest in the Civil War, despite having several ancestors who fought on the Union side. Because of the carefully researched narrative, extremely relevant picture captions, then and now photography of the scenes of the battles and the very personal biographies I have suddenly become immersed in the history of this bloody war. Being an amateur photographer I was drawn to this book and it opened a new chapter in my study of US history. This is a MUST read for history buffs and photography buffs.
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