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The Untold Civil War


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Was Gettysburg a tactical success, or was the outcome determined by a far more mundane factor: access to fresh water? How did the need to spread information about the dead and wounded give rise to the U.S. Postal Service? Did President Lincoln really age so dramatically during the course of the war, or was a rare disease to blame for the shocking difference in images of him from before and during the war? From overlooked elements, such as the role of weather, health, and high emotions, to the world-changing effect of the rise of female workers, to the many "firsts" including the introduction of standard time, pre-sized clothing, canned goods, toilets, and Santa Claus, The Untold Civil War reveals new facets of a seemingly well-known slice of American history, just in time to commemorate its 150th anniversary.

Dramatically illustrated with archival images and objects and compelling contemporary photography, this book delivers a surprise on every page: from precious personal mementos to forgotten battle sites; from newly recovered glass-plate negatives that reveal long-obscured photographic details to long-lost documents; this book adds a new dimension to our understanding of the Civil War and is a must-have for anyone with an interest in American history.

Six thematic chapters—such as "Characters," "Connections," and "A War of Firsts"—present a short introductory essay followed by approximately 30 self-contained stories that detail surprising, little-known, and fresh aspects of the war. Themes both large and small will be explored and contextualized, painting a fascinating portrait of our national character and showcasing the enduring impact of the Civil War.

  • Hardcover
  • 352 pages; 472 color photographs and illustrations
  • 9 1/8" x 10 7/8"
  • © 2011

James Robertson, one of the most distinguished names in Civil War history, worked with Presidents Truman, Kennedy, and Johnson in marking the war's 100th anniversary. Among numerous books, his massive biography of Gen. "Stonewall" Jackson won eight national awards and was the basis for the mega-movie, "Gods and Generals," for which he served as chief historical consultant. Robertson is the recipient of every major award given in the Civil War field, and a lecturer of national acclaim.

Neil Kagan heads Kagan & Associates, a firm specializing in innovative illustrated books. During his career at Time-Life Books as Publisher-Managing Editor and Director of New Product Development, he spearheaded multiple historic series. For National Geographic he has produced Eyewitness to the Civil War and Atlas of the Civil War.


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Great gift!

By English Princess

from Alpharetta, GA

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  • Nice Stories And Photogra


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  • Great Gift For History

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I gave this wonderful book to my 80 year old uncle and he loves it!

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(6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)


A beautiful bound archive

By JaZ_3

from Richmond,Calif.

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Comments about The Untold Civil War:

A great reference book.

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By CollegeProf by Choice

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  • Great binding


  • Content not unique

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A nice book but does not contain the unique exceptional content we expected. A good book for a beginning Civil War buff; not for an experienced well-read individual.

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