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Sinopsis: This exceptional book will be applauded by writers, students, historians and casual readers alike. From soldiers and statesmen to farmers and firing lines, Everyday Life During the Civil War offers an in-depth exploration of this fascinating era. Using dozens of illustrations, timelines and maps, Michael J. Varhola illuminates the details of Northern and Southern economy; town and country living; food and the impact of the war on diet; popular entertainment; clothing; military life; tools and weapons; slang and much more. Also includes a thorough appendix of resources, featuring books, websites, historic locations and living history organizations.
From the Author: More than any other episode in U.S. History, the Civil War has captivated the interest of people in the United States and beyond. Over the course of four years, this conflict evolved from unpredictable political turmoil into massive total war that claimed the lives of more than 600,000 Americans (more than all U.S. personnel killed in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War combined) and that has, arguably, done more to influence the course of our nation than has any other single event.
Today, an unprecedented number of people are interested in the American Civil War, fueling the creation of movies, documentaries, history books, and novels about the "War Between the States." Movies like Gettysburg and Glory gained instant followings; Ken Burns' PBS documentary The Civil War is considered by many to be one of the best documentaries ever made; and novels about the Civil War, such as The Killer Angels, Gods and Generals,and Cold Mountain, are regularly on the best seller lists. Indeed, since the Civil War ended in 1865, more non-fiction books and novels have been written about it than about any other war involving the United States.
This fascination with the Civil War has persisted for more than 130 years and is not likely to fade any time soon. One reason for this fervent interest is the proximity of the war's events to the everyday lives of so many modern Americans.
Everyday Life During the Civil War is intended to be a broad-based introduction to the day-to-day conditions, attitudes, and events of the period. For some, this book may be the only tool they need to research the Civil War, or one of just a few, while for others it will serve as one resource among many and a guide toward finding others.
While the war was fought from 1861 to 1865, it is a bit contrived to imagine that this period existed in a vacuum. Thus, the years 1859 to 1877 are also covered to some extent, from John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry, Virginia, through the end of Reconstruction.
Resources provided in this book include an overview of the North and South before, during, and after the war; descriptions of life during the war, including what people ate, what they wore, the sort of work they did, how they entertained themselves, and where they got their information; an overview of the opposing armies and the soldiers who fought in them; a timeline that describes the major events and battles of the war and its aftermath in chronological order; examples of songs and poems composed during the Civil War; resources readers can use to do further research into specific aspects of the Civil War; and an overview of Civil War reenactors and living historian.
Depending on the historical depths the reader seeks, additional information may be needed. For example, the timeline covers all the major battles of the war, but only briefly. Thus, readers who seek information about specific military actions, such as battles or campaigns, should read more in-depth descriptions of them in history books or memoirs. In any case, this book is intended to be a useful tool in the hands of anyone interested in one of the most interesting aspects of American history.
Título: Everyday Life During the Civil War (Writer's...
Editorial: Writer's Digest Books
Año de publicación: 1999
Condición del libro: Acceptable
Descripción Estado de conservación: Good. The item shows wear from consistent use, but it remains in good condition and works perfectly. All pages and cover are intact (including the dust cover, if applicable). Spine may show signs of wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. May NOT include discs, access code or other supplemental materials. Nº de ref. de la librería 31UEZG000J5O
Descripción Writer's Digest Books, 1999. Estado de conservación: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Nº de ref. de la librería 2796413293
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Descripción Writer's Digest Books, 1999. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Used: Good. Used copy with highlighting and underlining throughout. Wear to the exterior. Nº de ref. de la librería 051116079
Descripción F & W PUBLICATIONS, 1999. Trade Paperback. Estado de conservación: Good. TRADE PAPERBACK Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. New Arrivals. Book: USED, Good. Bookseller Inventory # 17978089879922401. Nº de ref. de la librería 17978089879922401
Descripción F & W PUBLICATIONS, 1999. Trade Paperback. Estado de conservación: Good. TRADE PAPERBACK Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. New Arrivals. Book: USED, Good. Bookseller Inventory # 17978089879922402. Nº de ref. de la librería 17978089879922402
Descripción Writers Digest Books, Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.A., 1999. Glossy Soft Cover. Estado de conservación: Near Very Good. 274pp including bibliography and index A guide for writers, students and historians of life during the Civil War Timelines Rear cover is creased and last few pages and inside rear cover are soiled Bottom outside edge of pages are also soiled. Nº de ref. de la librería 83205