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The Golden Book of the Civil War Paperback – January 1, 1961


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Golden Press (1961)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0006AXI80
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 7.8 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,795,978 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Purchased book to replace the one I have had and used frequently for twenty years.
Edwin B. Neill
Wonderful, information-packed drawings of Civil War battlefields show what the terrain was like and how the battles developed.
Jan Maxwell
The text is written in plain English which makes it easy to understand and read through.
J. FERRARA

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By J. FERRARA on June 7, 2008
Format: Paperback
This is truely a golden book on the Civil War. While it is adapted for young readers any adult can see the weath of information one can gather.

The book discusses the war from 1861 to the end in 1865. It included the assasination of abraham lincoln.

The text is written in plain English which makes it easy to understand and read through. It captivate the reader as it discribes the battles and engagement of the war.

The Illustrations are beautiful and informative. You can see troop positions though there aren't any actual regemental information. You have an unobstructed view of the battle which place troops in general areas. I am uncertain if each battlefield is accurate because I have not research them all yet, but you can get a general idea of how the battlefield was laid out. These add to the value of this book.

The pictures seem to give an insight on the the key players and events and does not hold back on what the war was really like.

I think this book should be in every library, dedicated to the civil war or not.

Enjoy
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By HopCop2006 on December 12, 2011
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I must have checked out this book from the library at least 500 times during my elementary school years! It was my first introduction to the US Civil War and one of the reasons I became a lover of military history. The most vivid memory I have is of the wonderful battle maps which showed individual soldiers in blue and gray lined up for battle or wounded or killed rather than just colored lines and arrows. I can't wait to introduce this book to my kids!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lee White on October 30, 2010
Format: Paperback
This book is responsible for more Civil War buffs than just about anything, I went through copies as a kid and wish it were still inprint. I make it a habit of buying copies of it when I find them at used book stores to pass along to friend's children, etc.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Ford on December 22, 2013
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I think it's fair to say that this is book that started my lifetime interest in the Civil War. I've heard time, and again, how so many others from my generation look back at this book as the genesis of their passion. I remember as a kid looking through this book and spending hours on the battlefield drawings. It was all the great artwork that grabbed my attention and made me want to find out more.

My own 8 year old nephew expressed and interest in this period, and without hesitating, I purchased a copy for him. I think this is one of the best introductions to the Civil War for a young reader, and I hope that it will spark an interest for him, that I have found to be so rich and rewarding throughout my life.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By LeeSeeker on August 18, 2013
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This is a wonderful guide to the Civil War for young and old readers. Even the most sophisticated Civil War buffs will appreciate the illustrated guide to the battles.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. FERRARA on June 7, 2008
Format: Hardcover
This is truely a golden book on the Civil War. While it is adapted for young readers any adult can see the weath of information one can gather.

The book discusses the war from 1861 to the end in 1865. It included the assasination of abraham lincoln.

The text is written in plain English which makes it easy to understand and read through. It captivate the reader as it discribes the battles and engagement of the war.

The Illustrations are beautiful and informative. You can see troop positions though there aren't any actual regemental information. You have an unobstructed view of the battle which place troops in general areas. I am uncertain if each battlefield is accurate because I have not research them all yet, but you can get a general idea of how the battlefield was laid out. These add to the value of this book.

The pictures seem to give an insight on the the key players and events and does not hold back on what the war was really like.

I think this book should be in every library, dedicated to the civil war or not.

Enjoy
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