‘Battlefields of the Civil War’ Book Review

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on June 4, 2011

Battlefields of the Civil War
By Peter Cozzins
Hardcover, 63 pages ($35)

Relive the key clashes of the four-year conflict that claimed more than 600,000 American lives in this chronologically organized recap of every major battle, accompanied by archival photos and line drawings, contemporary color artwork and numerous pull-out maps that illustrate the strategic details of Shiloh, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg and more than 20 other encounters between Confederate and Union troops. Aged-looking pages and intentionally blotchy typography recalls the printing technology of the era, making the whole reading experience seem even more like a trip back to a time 150 years ago, when our nation was divided by a bloody war with itself.

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