When Bell Irvin Wiley's composite portrait of the rank-and-file Confederate soldier was published in 1943, professional historians and general readers alike greeted it enthusiastically. Over a half century later, the book still offers one of the best available accounts of the ordinary citizens who made up the Confederate army. THE LIFE OF JOHNNY ...Read MoreWhen Bell Irvin Wiley's composite portrait of the rank-and-file Confederate soldier was published in 1943, professional historians and general readers alike greeted it enthusiastically. Over a half century later, the book still offers one of the best available accounts of the ordinary citizens who made up the Confederate army. THE LIFE OF JOHNNY REB provides an intimate history of a soldier's daily lifethe songs he sang, the foods he ate, the hopes and fears he experienced, the reasons he fought. Wiley examined countless letters, diaries, newspaper accounts, and official records to construct this frequently poignant, sometimes humorous account of the life of Johnny Reb. In a new foreword for this updated edition, Civil War expert James I. Robertson, Jr., explores the exemplary career of Bell Irvin Wiley, who championed the common folk, whom he saw as ensnared in the great conflict of the 1860s. "This book deserves to be on the shelf of every Civil War modeler and enthusiast.Read Less
Illustrated by Mort Kunstler. Very Good+ Full leather binding, no DJ, an elegant Easton Press production in NAVY BLUE LEATHER with ribbon marker and elaborate gilt decoration on spine and both covers. Bookplate for this series with owner's name, otherwise would be like new. Publisher's flyer laid in. VG+. We pack Easton Press books with care and ship daily! ; The Leather-Bound Library of the Civil War; color Illustration.
As New. Collector's edition bound in genuine leather. 444 pp. with color frontispiece, photographs, acknowledgement, notes, bibliography and index. The volume is presented with elaborate gilt with blue inlay decorations on binding. Gilt stamped full leather with raised spine. Gilt edges around. Silk ribbon attached. Peach moire endpapers. The volume is included in the Leather Bound Library of the Civil War. Scarce title.
Good in Good jacket. Light edgewear on jacket; Scuffing on front and back of jacket; Light edgewear on book; Rubbing at corners and spine of book; Spine starting at title page, webbing is slightly exposed; Civil War.
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