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Smithsonian Civil War: Inside the National Collection - Neil Kagan, The Smithsonian Institution
Smithsonian Civil War: Inside the National Collection
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Smithsonian Civil War is a lavishly illustrated coffee-table book featuring 150 entries in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.  From among tens of thousands of Civil War objects in the Smithsonian's collections, curators handpicked 550 items and wrote a unique narrative that begins... show more
Smithsonian Civil War is a lavishly illustrated coffee-table book featuring 150 entries in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.  From among tens of thousands of Civil War objects in the Smithsonian's collections, curators handpicked 550 items and wrote a unique narrative that begins before the war through the Reconstruction period. The perfect gift book for fathers and history lovers, Smithsonian Civil War combines one-of-a-kind, famous, and previously unseen relics from the war in a truly unique narrative.Smithsonian Civil War takes the reader inside the great collection of Americana housed at twelve national museums and archives and brings historical gems to light. From the National Portrait Gallery come rare early photographs of Stonewall Jackson and Ulysses S. Grant; from the National Museum of American History, secret messages that remained hidden inside Lincoln's gold watch for nearly 150 years; from the National Air and Space Museum, futuristic Civil War-era aircraft designs. Thousands of items were evaluated before those of greatest value and significance were selected for inclusion here. Artfully arranged in 150 entries, they offer a unique, panoramic view of the Civil War.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781588343895 (1588343898)
ASIN: 1588343898
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
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Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
5.0 Awesome - great with Civil War 360 as well
This book presents 150 artifacts (or groups of artifacts) connected with the American Civil War. The items are held by the Smithsonian. Each item has roughly a page of text occupied with it. The items were selected by members of the various museums, including the African-American museum that will...
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