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DK Eyewitness The Civil War


Packed with stunning photography, Eyewitness American Civil War explores the war that turned the nation against itself.

Become an eyewitness to one of the most important times in US history, in this picture-led reference guide that will take you on a visual tour of the American Civil War. Children will be mesmerized by the key events of the conflict, from brutal battles to legendary commanders.

This unique, beautifully illustrated guide reveals the conflict between the North and South, of more than 50 battles, and shows both sides of the conflict in equal light. Using striking full-color photographs of paintings, artifacts and illustrations of battles, discover how tensions about slavery exploded into a war that lasted four years.

Throughout the pages of this newly-revised book on the American Civil War, you can expect to find:

- A fresh new look, new photographs, updated information, and a new “eyewitness” feature.
- Amazing facts, updated diagrams, statistics, and timelines.
- Brand new eyewitness accounts from experts in the field.

SI Eyewitness American Civil War introduces the ultimate guide to the tensions between the North and South, from brutal battles to legendary commanders. Children can learn about famous leaders, like how Abraham Lincoln became president in 1860 and why he was assassinated, discover the horror of slave life, and the Underground Railroad that helped its victims escape. This all-encompassing guide to the civil war on the United States is a must-have for curious children aged 9+ with a thirst for learning, as well as teachers, parents and librarians.

So, what’s new?

Part of DK’s best-selling 
Eyewitness series, this popular title has been reinvigorated for the next generation of information-seekers and stay-at-home explorers, with a fresh new look, up to 20 percent new images, including photography and updated diagrams, updated information, and a new “eyewitness” feature with fascinating first-hand accounts from experts in the field.