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    Civil War Sketch Book: Drawings from the Battlefront (Hardback) By (author) Harry L. Katz, By (author) Vincent Virga, Preface by Alan Brinkley

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    DescriptionAt a time before the camera lens could capture the frenzy and terror of battle action, illustrators known as Special Artists among them such famous draftsmen as Winslow Homer and Thomas Nast created for the American public some of the most important and lasting images of the Civil War. Reporting for newspapers like Harper s Weekly and Frank Leslie s Illustrated News, the Specials brought a visceral immediacy to the clash, presenting rich and nuanced images of soldiers in the camps and sweeping panoramas of the great battles. The illustrations span the war and its many theaters, including rarely seen views of Shiloh, Antietam, Vicksburg, and Gettysburg, and the famous stampede of Union soldiers fleeing the Rebels at Bull Run. Gathering these images for the first time in fifty years, Civil War Sketch Book gives readers the sense that they are touching history, for the illustrations (some even stained with soldiers blood) represent priceless artifacts from our nation s greatest conflict."

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    Civil War Sketch Book
    Drawings from the Battlefront
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Harry L. Katz, By (author) Vincent Virga, Preface by Alan Brinkley
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 258 mm
    Height: 312 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 1,778 g
    ISBN 13: 9780393072204
    ISBN 10: 0393072207

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBLL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JH
    BIC subject category V2: HBJK
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
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    BIC subject category V2: HBWJ
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    B&T General Subject: 430
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/CIVLWR
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
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    B&T Approval Code: A16320000
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036050
    DC22: 973.7
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBB, 3JH
    B&T Approval Code: A28164000
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    LC classification: E468.7 .K38 2012
    DC23: 973.70222
    Thema V1.0: NHK
    WW Norton & Co
    Imprint name
    WW Norton & Co
    Publication date
    25 May 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    These accounts, along with the sketches themselves and the narrative framework the authors provide, give this handsome volume also a landmark in the study of pictorial journalism a special immediacy that will appeal to Civil War buffs and many others. Most highly recommended. "