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The untold Civil War : exploring the human side of war

Author: James I Robertson, Jr.; Neil Kagan
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Photographs, illustrations, and text describe lesser-known aspects of the American Civil War, discussing the significance of access to fresh water during the battle at Gettysburg, how the need to spread news about the dead and wounded gave rise to the US Postal Service, the introduction of "standard time," pre-sized clothing, canned goods, and more.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James I Robertson, Jr.; Neil Kagan
ISBN: 9781426208126 142620812X 9781435147515 1435147510 9781426208324 1426208324
OCLC Number: 699764097
Description: 351 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps, music ; 29 cm
Contents: The human side of war --
The life of soldiers --
Resources, resolve, & ingenuity --
A war of firsts --
Warriors, poets, & scoundrels --
Aftermath.
Responsibility: James Robertson ; edited by Neil Kagan.

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