The Untold Civil War: Little-Known Stories From the War Between the States

  • Title: The Untold Civil War: Little-Known Stories From the War Between the States
  • Author: Neil Kagan James I. Robertson Jr.
  • ISBN: 9781426208126
  • Page: 168
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Untold Civil War Little Known Stories From the War Between the States Was Gettysburg a tactical success or was the outcome determined by a far mundane factor access to fresh water How did the need to spread information about the dead and wounded give rise to the U S Po
    Was Gettysburg a tactical success, or was the outcome determined by a far 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 hiWas Gettysburg a tactical success, or was the outcome determined by a far 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.

    • The Untold Civil War: Little-Known Stories From the War Between the States By Neil Kagan James I. Robertson Jr.
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    1. The focus of this book, in the author's own words, is (Page 6): "a unique collection of true stories that dramatize something often left untold in accounts of campaigns and battles--the human side of war." A strength of this work (and a bit of a weakness) is its many vignettes. The down side? Often, these are quite brief and sometimes make one want to know even more about a person or subject. The book is richly illustrated, with many photos. Slick pages tell of a desire to present a richly made [...]

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    2. Sounds like a cliche, but this truly is a book for both Civil War scholars and for folks who couldn't give a goober pea about history. This collection of Dr. Robertson's radio essays (from WVTF public radio in Roanoke, Va.) details fascinating stories from the everyday lives of soldiers, civilians and slaves -- all delivered in bite-sized pieces that make for easy, interesting reading. You can read one or 100 of them in one sitting. The pairing with beautiful artwork and historic photographs enr [...]

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    3. One of the best books I have ever read on the Civil War! Dr. Robertson's eye for the smallest detail makes this a must read for any history buff! His insight into the lives of not only the front line soldiers but also the war weary politicians and the beleaguered family at home really makes this book one of the top Civil War books ever written!

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    4. A compilation of short stories with pictures and supporting information about the Civil War. Very well told without bias. I hear Professor Robertson is one of the most sought out lecturers at Virgina Tech. Our relatives loved the class they took from him and later their kids thought he was great too. Rates right up there with Shelby Foote.

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    5. I've been reading a lot of these large coffee table type books lately, and I haven't to say, this one was awesome. Really great for civil war buffs, especially the ones who don't want to just read about the battles.

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    6. Beautiful 150th anniversary edition!

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    7. Excellent read with many small stories that enhance your understanding of the Civil War, bringing it that much closer due to the close humanity of the stories.

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    8. I loved this book. It is collection of short 1 page articles on interested events of the Civil War and the photos were tremendous. A great coffee table book.

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