The Civil War Told by Those Who Lived It: A Library of America Boxed Set. Product Description The definitive firsthand narrative of the Civil War, in a collector's boxed set After 150 years the Civil War still holds a central place in American history and self-understanding. It is our greatest national drama, at once heroic, tragic, and epic-our Iliad, but also our Bible, a story of sin and judgment, suffering and despair, death and resurrection in a new birth of freedom.
This four-volume Library of America series orchestrates a symphony of firsthand voices to chronicle as never before the full drama of the nation's most devastating conflict, from Lincoln's election in 1860 to the Grand Review of the Armies in 1865. Each volume includes headnotes, a chronology of events, biographical and explanatory endnotes, full-color endpaper maps, and an index. As a special feature, this boxed set includes four pull-out posters featuring full color maps by expert Civil War cartographer Earl McElfresh. Here is the ultimate gift for anyone interested in the Civil War era. LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation's literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America's best and most significant writing.The Library of America series includes more than 300 volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1,000 pages in length, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries. Review Nearly a century and a half later, with the legacy of the war still very much with us, The Civil War Told by Those Who Lived It allows us to return to the conflict anew, to encounter a spectrum of voices and experiences wider and more diverse than has ever been collected in a single series. Ultimately the work places us at the war's ground level, bringing us closer to the lived experience of Americans who endured this climactic period, providing a portrait more nuanced than could ever be condensed into narrative. " - Randall Fuller, The Wall Street Journal "This massive 3,624 page collection.
Is fascinating and deeply informative. The box set also contains four lovely maps. What a splendid gift this could make for any Civil War devotees.Vick Mickunas, Dayton Daily News About the Author BROOKS D. SIMPSON is Professor of History and Humanities at Arizona State University and the author of several books including Ulysses S.
SEARS is the author of authoritative histories of the Peninsula Campaign and the battles of Antietam, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg. AARON SHEEHAN-DEAN is Fred C.
Frey Chair in Southern Studies at Louisiana State University and the author of Why Confederates Fought: Family and Nation in Civil War Virginia and the Concise Historical Atlas of the U. This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Books".
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