TIME LIFE The Civil War in 500 Photographs

TIME LIFE The Civil War in 500 Photographs


  • Author : TIME-LIFE BOOKS
  • Publisher : Time Inc. Books
  • Release Date : 2015-12-15
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781618938855


TIME LIFE The Civil War in 500 Photographs Book Description :

The name TIME-LIFE has become synonymous with providing readers with a deeper understanding of subjects and world events that matter to us all. TIME-LIFE The Civil War in 500 Photographs is an indispensable guide to a nation-changing era and the military, social, economic, and political forces that shaped it.TIME-LIFE The Civil War in 500 Photographs provides a fresh and accessible way to understand this conflict including details of the battles and battlefields, the political maneuverings, and the personalities who defined the war continue to fascinate citizens of all ages. It lays out the war's major developments in arresting, colorized images and cover topics from the backstory through secession, the Union's early setbacks, the Underground Railroa...

TIME LIFE The Civil War in 500 Photographs

TIME LIFE The Civil War in 500 Photographs


  • Author : The Editors of TIME-LIFE
  • Publisher : TIME-LIFE
  • Release Date : 2015-12-10
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1618938851


TIME LIFE The Civil War in 500 Photographs Book Description :

The name TIME-LIFE has become synonymous with providing readers with a deeper understanding of subjects and world events that matter to us all. Now, with the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War upon us, TIME-LIFE The Civil War in 500 Photographs will be an indispensable guide to a nation-changing era and the military, social, economic, and political forces that shaped it. The narrative of the Civil War, fought from 1861 to 1865, is familiarly to almost all Americans, from Presidential candidate Abraham Lincoln's noble declaration that "the government cannot endure permanently half-slave, half-free" to Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox. Yet the details of the battles and battlefields, the political maneuverings, and th...

History of the Gun in 500 Photographs

History of the Gun in 500 Photographs


  • Author : TIME-LIFE Books
  • Publisher : Time Inc. Books
  • Release Date : 2016-05-10
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781618933393


History of the Gun in 500 Photographs Book Description :

A fascinating look into the history of the firearm and how and why it has had the impact it has on American culture and society. Few inventions have had more of a profound impact on the course of civilization than guns: The first hand-held versions were Chinese fire lances invented in the 10th century, though it was Europeans who were credited with creating the handheld weapons that we recognize today. Americans and their expansion westward were the ones who refined, and helped define innovation and the development of an industry. Starting with Samuel Colt and the "revolver revolution," Americans took the lead in moving gun development forward. Names now well-known including Wesson, Winchester, and Browning helped create weapons that helped move a na...

TIME LIFE World War II in 500 Photographs
Score: 4
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TIME LIFE World War II in 500 Photographs


  • Author : TIME-LIFE BOOKS
  • Publisher : Time Inc. Books
  • Release Date : 2015-12-15
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781618938893


TIME LIFE World War II in 500 Photographs Book Description :

World War II, fought from 1939 to 1945, engulfed the globe in a shattering struggle over national sovereignty and individual rights. It was also the costliest battle in history in terms of human life, with millions perishing in combat, in concentration camps, and under the rubble of crushed cities. This gripping and epic battle is brought powerfully to life on every page of Time-Life Books' World War II in 500 Photographs. From the Nazis' early rise to power to Victory over Japan Day, this essential guide brings you to the front lines of the war that changed our world....

TIME LIFE World War II in 500 Photographs
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

TIME LIFE World War II in 500 Photographs


  • Author : TIME-LIFE BOOKS
  • Publisher : Time Inc. Books
  • Release Date : 2015-12-15
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781618938893


TIME LIFE World War II in 500 Photographs Book Description :

World War II, fought from 1939 to 1945, engulfed the globe in a shattering struggle over national sovereignty and individual rights. It was also the costliest battle in history in terms of human life, with millions perishing in combat, in concentration camps, and under the rubble of crushed cities. This gripping and epic battle is brought powerfully to life on every page of Time-Life Books' World War II in 500 Photographs. From the Nazis' early rise to power to Victory over Japan Day, this essential guide brings you to the front lines of the war that changed our world....

Smithsonian Civil War
Score: 4.5
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Smithsonian Civil War


  • Author : Smithsonian Institution
  • Publisher : Smithsonian Institution
  • Release Date : 2013-10-29
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781588343901


Smithsonian Civil War Book Description :

Smithsonian Civil War is a lavishly illustrated coffee-table book featuring 150 entries in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. From among tens of thousands of Civil War objects in the Smithsonian's collections, curators handpicked 550 items and wrote a unique narrative that begins before the war through the Reconstruction period. The perfect gift book for fathers and history lovers, Smithsonian Civil War combines one-of-a-kind, famous, and previously unseen relics from the war in a truly unique narrative. Smithsonian Civil War takes the reader inside the great collection of Americana housed at twelve national museums and archives and brings historical gems to light. From the National Portrait Gallery come rare early photographs of Stonew...

Photo by Brady
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

Photo by Brady


  • Author : Jennifer Armstrong
  • Publisher : Atheneum
  • Release Date : 2005-04
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015062521060


Photo by Brady Book Description :

Tells the story of the Civil War photographer, Mathew Brady, and the band of field photographers he hired to travel with the troops and record the unforgettable images of the time, which still haunt us even today....

Mathew Brady
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Mathew Brady


  • Author : Robert Wilson
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2013-08-06
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781620402047


Mathew Brady Book Description :

The first narrative biography of the Civil War's pioneering visual historian, Mathew Brady, known as the "father of American photography.†? Mathew Brady's attention to detail, flair for composition, and technical mastery helped establish the photograph as a thing of value. In the 1840s and '50s, "Brady of Broadway†? photographed such dignitaries as Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, Dolley Madison, Horace Greeley, the Prince of Wales, and Jenny Lind. But it was during the Civil War that Brady's photography became an epochal part of American history. The Civil War was the first war in history to leave a detailed photographic record, and Brady knew better than anyone the dual power of the camera to record and excite, to stop a moment in time and preserve ...

The Civil War in Photographs

The Civil War in Photographs


  • Author : William C. Davis
  • Publisher : Carlton Books Limited
  • Release Date : 2013-09-03
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1780971826


The Civil War in Photographs Book Description :

The age of photography coincided with the eruption of the Civil War. As a result, more than 2,000 photographers covered the conflict, for the first time capturing every aspect of war. Here are the finest of these images, with illuminating text to accompany them. Many of these evocative photos are rare, and portray the battles, their tragic aftermath, and the people caught in the devastation....

Eyewitness to World War II
Score: 1
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Eyewitness to World War II


  • Author : Stephen G. Hyslop
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Release Date : 2018-05-08
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781426218897


Eyewitness to World War II Book Description :

This elegant narrative edition of Neil Kagan's best-selling Eyewitness to World War II offers incredible first-person stories and amazing moments of heroism, providing new context and perspective on history's greatest conflict. The unforgettable story of World War II is told through the words of those who lived it--both on the battlefield and the home front--creating a dramatic tapestry of the wartime experience. Personal writings and recollections of Roosevelt, Hitler, and Patton, as well as letters composed by soldiers at battle and diaries of women serving in the military at home, present an absorbing narrative that tells the entire history of the war from several perspectives. In this absorbing reader's edition, a carefully curated selection of m...