During the years 1861–1865, America was a nation torn apart by war. From terrible land combat to fierce battles at sea, from mothers losing sons to brothers fighting brothers, the Civil War was a conflict that profoundly affected all that it touched . . . and changed our nation forever. Witness the scenes and encounter the words of those caught up in a nation at war with itself. Martin W. Sandler's Civil War includes an author's note, index, and over one hundred vintage posters, paintings, and photographs from the Library of Congress archives. 1997 Notable Children's Trade Book in Social Studies (NCSS/CBC). Supports the Common Core State Standards.
About the Author
Martin W. Sandler is the author of many books, including The Story of American Photography, which was a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book. He has been nominated twice for the Pulitzer Prize, and is one of America's most respected television producers, with five Emmy Awards to his credit. He is the author of five other Library of Congress Books: Pioneers, Cowboys, Immigrants, Presidents, and Civil War. Mr. Sandler and his wife, Carol, live in Massachusetts.