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The Golden Book of The Civil War Paperback – 1976

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Golden Press; 3rd printing edition (1976)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000W63T7S
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 7.9 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,075,078 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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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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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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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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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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Format: Hardcover
"The Golden Book of The Civil War" published by the American Heritage Publishing Company in 1960 is an excellent book that covers the years of the Civil War (1861-1865). The book highlights the important parts of the Civil War in an interesting read and is highlighted with excellent photographs of the period, great illustrations, maps, and paintings of the important soldiers, politicians, battles, and events that highlighted the four years of the war. The contents are as follows:
- Introduction by Bruce Catton - The War Begins - A House Divided - High Hopes and a Battle - The North's First Victories - The South Outwits the North - The War at Sea - The Confederates Invade the North - The War Drags On - The South's Last Bid - The Armies - The River of Death - Lincoln Finds a General - Behind the Lines - Total War and an Election - The March to the Sea - Victory - End and Beginning - Chronology of the Civil War - Index

The chapters talk in a balanced view that neither favors the Union or Confederacy but presents a factual overview of the war. The major commanders of the war such as Robert E. Lee, U.S. Grant, Philip Sheridan, Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, and Jefferson Davis are presented in a fascinating and captivating read. The illustrations of the battles and campaigns of the war are beautifully illustrated and will hold the readers interest. The photographs of the period are excellent in the overall detail. This is a great book that is perfect for a U.S. History class that covers the Civil War. I would not use this book in an elementary class unless to show the pictures in the book, the narrative is more suited for a U.S. History High School class. This is one of the books that led me to have more interest about the war.
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