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The Civil War in Depth, Volume II Hardcover – August, 2000

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From Publishers Weekly

These two releases build on journalist Zeller's first In Depth, which three years ago collected similar reproductions of Civil War ephemera. Since then, many more small archive holders have come forward, and the raison d'?tre of this second In Depth book of stereograms (glasses included), photos and period documents is to organize and bring them to lightAundoubtedly with the huge Civil War-buff market in mind. Houstonian Jean Stanford's unparalleled private collection of stereoviews makes up the core of the book, providing some wonderfully dramatic battle-aftermath shots, as well as fascinating everyday looks at telegraph operators, spies and Port Hudson, La., "the last rebel stronghold." The book is carefully and compellingly laid out, the captions inform of scene and date, but analysis is not a focus. The Collection is a stand-alone set of period reproductions, including the 1863 color "almanac" (or catalogue) of clothing manufacturer Charles Stokes & Co., a contractual "Slave Policy," a pamphlet calling bearers "TO ARMS! TO ARMS!!" money, maps, daguerreotypes, advertisements and other period objects. (All are catalogued and briefly explained in a short accompanying text by Zeller.) The quality of the reproductions is generally good, if less than crisp, and the selection of materials effectively delineates the kinds of printed matter that circulated in mid-century torrents. As the war and culture surrounding it continue to be exhaustively mined by historians and buffs, such projects are the next logical step in getting the material to people in a form as near to the originals as possible, and the closest thing (short of reenactment) to having been there. (Sept.)
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From Library Journal

Nineteenth-century Americans reveled in the detailed, lifelike photographs that could be seen through a hand-held stereoscopic viewer. This sampling of stereoscopic views from the Civil War is a companion volume to Zeller's 1997 3-D photographic history of that great conflict. The impetus for the second volume was the discovery of a monumental private collection of Civil War stereo views. Sixty-three of the 170 photographs included here, some published for the first time, are from the private collection of Robin Stanford. Venturing beyond familiar battlefield scenes of broken bodies and ravaged landscapes or portraits of crusty commanders, Zeller, a journalist, features views of cities in wartime, African Americans, camp life, and 24 extraordinary wartime images hand-tinted with watercolors. An index allows access by subject or photographer, and the "Resource Guide" includes web sites for stereo-view shopping or further information on Civil War photography. A portable viewer included with this book enables the modern reader to experience the images as they were meant to be seen. Highly recommended for public libraries. [The stereoscopic viewer is not attached to the book; contact www.3 dglassesonline. com for replacements.DEd.]DKathleen M. Conley, Illinois State Univ., Normal, I.
-DKathleen M. Conley, Illinois State Univ., Normal, IL
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 120 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books; Book and Access edition (August 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0811825248
  • ISBN-13: 978-0811825245
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,702,030 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Scott VINE VOICE on January 25, 2000
Format: Hardcover
"Civil War in Depth" is a fascinating piece of work. The stereoscopic photographs literally jump off the page when viewed properly with the enclosed 3-D viewer. Many of these views were previously published using only one side. Thus the true look and clarity of detail was lost, but within these pages the pictures come back to life!
In speaking with Mr. Zeller at Chambersfest 99' in Chambersburg, PA, I found many of these views were never seen until most recently; with several more unseen views recently surfacing after publication. If the opportunity ever presents itself, by all means, see his slide presentation based upon his research.
Many thanks to Bob Zeller for the excellent work and detail that went into this publication and I hope to see more newly discovered views in a possible up and coming book.
I highly recommend this book to fellow Historians and Civil War buffs. It's a must for your collection!
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"The Civil War in Depth, Volume II" is Bob Zeller's followup to his first book of Civil War stereo photographs, published three years ago. As he explains in the foreward, Zeller had not intended to do a sequel, even though there had been some outstanding stereo views he had not been able to include in the first volume. Less than two years ago, however, he was granted access to a phenomenal collection of Civil War stereo photos compiled by Robin Stanford, an amateur historian (and that is "amateur" in all the best senses). Photos from Ms. Stanford's collection provide nearly half the images in the present volume.
In this book we see in three-dimensions battlefields and campgrounds, generals and private soldiers, the living and the dead, great cities and slave plantations. Viewing these images is like being granted a small peak through a time machine. They give an unmatched immediacy to the Civil War and the people who lived through it -- or died in its battles. The photographs of the dead (some familiar from their usual "mono" reproductions) are especially powerful, the reality of battlefield death driven home when you for the first time see the soldiers' bodies seemingly at your feet.
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Wow! I stumbled upon this book several years ago and knew immediately that it was a keeper. The information is fascinating, and the photographs are simply amazing and extremely easy to view once you learn the basics of the viewer. I have had no problems viewing these pictures, but friends and family members who have had problems viewing 3-D (Magic Eye) pictures have experienced difficulties in seeing the full effect of these photos. If you can 'see' the Magic Eye pictures then you should have no trouble with this book. I highly recommend The Civil War in Depth to anyone interested in the Civil War or our nation's history in general.
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This book in an excellant introduction to Civil War stereophotography. The pictures are wonderfully composed and provide insight into the war. There is a good foundation placed and a simple history written.
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I'm thrilled that Mr. Zeller put together a book on such a vital and interesting subject, but I find it very difficult to use the plastic stereoscope with the stereoscopic pictures. The viewer is a little too flimsy, and the the book is hardbound, so is hard to keep open when viewing the photographs. Could this be redone with a spiral binding and a viewer that's a little sturdier? I managed to see two photograph pairings in 3-D, and it was delightful, but the rest eluded me.
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By A Customer on July 27, 1998
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This is one of the most amazing books I have ever read. Not only does it give you the history of the photograph but also a large amount of photographs of the Civil War. View common Civil War photos in a whole new way and also some never published pictures.
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There is nothing like bringing the past back to life. Viewing Civil War pictures in 3D breathes new life into how we look at those times. It's almost as if one is watching the Civil War on their television. I felt a sense of being transported back to that time to witness what most have not. For anyone interested in the Civil War, these images will most certainly give you a new and different perspective on how we view those times. Stereoscopes can be a little tricky to use, but with patience and persistence the rewards are profound.
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The CONCEPT of this book is wonderful, the viewer is adequate and servicable, but as the photo image is enlarged so are the half-tone dots (screening) which make up the picture. I only wish that the pictures were more finely printed, more like the continuous tone originals. As it is, in magnification the dot screen appears very coarse and distracting.
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