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A complete history of the American Civil War, this book ties in with a forthcoming television series which has been bought by the BBC.A complete history of the American Civil War, this book ties in with a forthcoming television series which has been bought by the BBC.Hide synopsis
Description:Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. Book. Folio-over 12-15" tall....Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. Book. Folio-over 12-15" tall. Inscribed by Author(s) Fine in a fine dust jacket. Inscribed and dated by Ken Burns. Includes a folded film poster and private reception invitation to the Chicago Historical Society. Black linen over boards cover w/ excellent edges & corners w/ titles handsomely copper-stamped on spine, excellent smooth-cut unsoiled text-block exterior, handsome illustrated sepia end-papers, excellent as new sewn binding, pristine interior handsomely printed on excellent semi-gloss-coated paper * More than 500 illustrations: rare Civil War photographs (many never before published) as well as paintings, lithographs & maps reproduced in full color * 9.50" x 11.12", 2.26 kg, xxxii+425 (457) pp. * This magnificent companion volume to the acclaimed Ken Burns PBS television series stands among the most memorable & most illuminating among the thousands of books written about the Civil War. A wealth of documentary illustrations & a narrative alive w/ original & energetic scholarship combine to present both the grand sweep of events & the minutest of telling human details. This superb book not only chronicles the immensity of the cataclysm but the new weapons, the new standards of generalship & the new strategies of destruction which have made the Civil War an event ever since present in the American consciousness. Here are the crucial events of the war: the firing of the first shots at Fort Sumter; the battles of Shiloh & Antietam, Chancellorsville & Gettysburg; the sieges of Vicksburg & Atlanta; Sherman's dramatic march to the sea; the surrender at Appomattox. Here are superb portraits of key figures: Abraham Lincoln, claiming for the presidency almost autocratic powers in order to preserve the Union; austere Jefferson Davis whose government disappeared almost before it could be formed; Robert E. Lee & Ulysses S. Grant, seasoned generals of fierce brilliance & reckless determination. Here is the America in which the war was fought: "The Civil War" is not only the story of great battles & great generals, it is also an elaborate portrait of the American people--individuals & families, northerners & southerners, soldiers & civilians, slaves & slave owners, rich & poor, urban & rural--caught up in the turbulence of the times. * An additional dimension is provided by four essays, the work of prominent Civil War historians: Don E. Fehrenbacher discusses the causes of the war; Barbara J. Fields writes about the emancipation; James M. McPherson looks at the politics of the 1864 election; C. Vann Woodward speculates on how the war has affected the American identity & Shelby Foote talks to filmmaker Ken Burns about wartime life on the battlefield & at home.
Description:New. NEW: First Edition, First printing (complete # line) for...New. NEW: First Edition, First printing (complete # line) for you collectors. Hardcover with dust jacket, repaired 3/4 inch corner tear to dust jacket otherwise no markings, no price clippings to dust jacket and no remainder marks. Ships to you with FREE Delivery Confirmation.
Description:Fine in Fine jacket. Fine in Fine jacket 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall....Fine in Fine jacket. Fine in Fine jacket 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall. The companion volume to the celebrated PBS television series by Ken Burns. Includes more than 500 illustrations: rare Civil War photographs--many never before published--as well as paintings, lithographs, and maps reproduced in full color. 425 pp, indexed.
Description:Very good in very good dust jacket. Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., New...Very good in very good dust jacket. Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., New York, 1990. 4th printing, VG/VG, Hardcover, 425pgs. Packed with care and shipped promptly.
Description:Fine in fine dust jacket. A RARE COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION,...Fine in fine dust jacket. A RARE COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING OF THIS KEN BURNS CLASSIC + LIKE NEW + ORIGINAL HARDBACK FORMAT; COLLECTING BOOKS SINCE 1988, SELLING BOOKS SINCE 2008. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 448 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade.
Description:Like New. Knopf stated first edition, first printing, large...Like New. Knopf stated first edition, first printing, large hardcover w/DJ, mild DJ shelf wear, otherwise no page markings or creases, great photographs, very clean, tight copy.
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