The Civil War Visual Encyclopedia

Author DK
Discover the people, battles, and politics of America's bloodiest conflict, and explore its causes, chapters, characters, and consequences

With a topic on every page, Civil War Visual Encyclopedia tells the story of the war using simple explanations and stunning photographs. Profiles on decisive battles, strategic maps, political leaders, military commanders, naval vessels, uniforms, weapons, and equipment shine a light on the key events and other turning points during the five years of fighting. 

Inside the pages of this children’s civil war book, you’ll discover:

   • Full-page profiles about key figures and battles
   • Civil War-era photography and illustrations depicting important events and artifacts
   • Accurate historical information, faithful presentation of African American history in the context of the Civil War
   • Unusual and remarkable stories such as the Thanksgiving drummer boys and accounts of the war through personal letters

Children will be excited to learn about famous figures such as Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, and Robert E. Lee, battles such as Gettysburg,  and gain insight into reasons for the war and the viewpoints of the opposing sides. This book also provides children with a fascinating history of how railways, the telegraph were used to fight the war and literature and music that this conflict produced.

More lives were lost in the Civil War than in any other in American history. Filled with vivid insights into this historic conflict - from a day in the life of a plantation worker in the south to a personal diary entry of a Union soldier on the action-packed front lines - Civil War Visual Encyclopedia invites young readers to witness the war unfold in a striking new way. This is the ultimate guide for children to the war that changed the USA forever.
We believe in the power of discovery. That's why we create books for everyone that explore ideas and nurture curiosity about the world we live in.
 
From first words to the Big Bang, from the wonders of nature to city adventures, you will find expert knowledge, hours of fun and endless inspiration in the pages of our books. 

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Discover the people, battles, and politics of America's bloodiest conflict, and explore its causes, chapters, characters, and consequences

With a topic on every page, Civil War Visual Encyclopedia tells the story of the war using simple explanations and stunning photographs. Profiles on decisive battles, strategic maps, political leaders, military commanders, naval vessels, uniforms, weapons, and equipment shine a light on the key events and other turning points during the five years of fighting. 

Inside the pages of this children’s civil war book, you’ll discover:

   • Full-page profiles about key figures and battles
   • Civil War-era photography and illustrations depicting important events and artifacts
   • Accurate historical information, faithful presentation of African American history in the context of the Civil War
   • Unusual and remarkable stories such as the Thanksgiving drummer boys and accounts of the war through personal letters

Children will be excited to learn about famous figures such as Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, and Robert E. Lee, battles such as Gettysburg,  and gain insight into reasons for the war and the viewpoints of the opposing sides. This book also provides children with a fascinating history of how railways, the telegraph were used to fight the war and literature and music that this conflict produced.

More lives were lost in the Civil War than in any other in American history. Filled with vivid insights into this historic conflict - from a day in the life of a plantation worker in the south to a personal diary entry of a Union soldier on the action-packed front lines - Civil War Visual Encyclopedia invites young readers to witness the war unfold in a striking new way. This is the ultimate guide for children to the war that changed the USA forever.

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We believe in the power of discovery. That's why we create books for everyone that explore ideas and nurture curiosity about the world we live in.
 
From first words to the Big Bang, from the wonders of nature to city adventures, you will find expert knowledge, hours of fun and endless inspiration in the pages of our books. 

https://www.dk.com/ View titles by DK

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