From Publishers Weekly
The final volume of the Lodestar's Young Readers' History of the Civil War series, For Home and Country: A Civil War Scrapbook by Norman Bolotin and Angela Herb, is a handsomely designed compilation of historic photographs, etchings, correspondence and participants' own commentary, which presents an affecting portrait of this critical conflict ($16.99, 96p, ages 10-14 ISBN 0-525-67495-0 July).
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Gr. 4^-8. Look elsewhere for the battles and heroes of the Civil War. This heavily illustrated volume concentrates on social rather than political history. Organized by chapters chronologically from "War Fever" to "Marching Home," the text discusses broad topics such as the troops' food, sickness, boredom, and letters home. The many reproductions of period photographs, documents, advertisements, and newspaper clippings bring the times into clearer focus. Giving a close-up view of everyday life for Civil War soldiers, this book fills in the blanks left by more traditional history books. Carolyn Phelan