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    DescriptionDaniel Webster, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Jefferson Davis, John Brown. We know their names and recall the place of each in our nation's history. But do we recognize their faces and those of the dozens of their contemporaries who forged a new and forward-looking America during the Civil War era?Faces of Discord is a look into the real faces of the leading historical figures of this turbulent and transformative time. Compiled from the collections of the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery, these depictions include those of Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, John S. Mosby, George Armstrong Custer, and many others who were painted, sculpted, and photographed by the foremost artists of the day.More than just arresting pictures in a book, these "faces of discord" represent historical portraits of the period, some of which were once owned by the famous sitters themselves and passed down to the Smithsonian by their descendants. The National Portrait Gallery is a fitting repository for these images, in part because the gallery occupies the building that was used as a barracks and hospital for Federal troops during the war and was the site of Lincoln's second inaugural ball. Faces of Discord also tells the stories of the extraordinary lives behind the faces that changed the course of American history. Selected exclusively from Smithsonian collections and illustrated within Faces of Discord are rarely seen personal possessions and memorabilia associated with many of these historical figures who still command our attention and so vividly animate these pages.


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    Title
    Faces of Discord
    Subtitle
    The Civil War Era at the National Portrait Gallery
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by James G Barber, Foreword by Marc Pachter, Preface by George James M McPherson
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 334
    Width: 233 mm
    Height: 282 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 1,451 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780061135842
    ISBN 10: 0061135844
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    LC classification: E467 .N38 2006
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Imprint name
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Publication date
    03 July 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Washington, DC