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|The Civil War in Depth, Volume II |
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The New York Times Book Review, David Murray
...a more than worthwhile addition to the history bookshelf...--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
The Picture Professional
'Many of these fascinating images of the Civil War were taken in 3-D, a popular format of that period. Here are 130 duotones from that classic conflict, and a stereo viewer included in the book for maximum viewing pleasure. Details that normally would be difficult to discern reveal themselves here in bold definition. Scenes of everything from Fort Sumter through Gettysburg and Sherman's March are included in this compelling view of history through stereo photography.' --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
A remarkable addition to the canon of Civil War literature, Civil War in Depth, Volume II, features 170 vivid images, many never previously published. Especially significant is the portfolio of rare, color images. A companion to the perennial Civil War in Depth, this all-new book includes a redesigned, easy-to-use stereoscopic viewer, which unveils each image in glorious 3-d-as it was originally taken and meant to be seen. Every Civil War aficionado will enthuse over these dramatic photographs, selected from the unparalleled private archives of Robin Stanford. They bring this epic struggle to life in a way no two-dimensional photograph ever could. At the heart of this distinguished volume are 24 vivid, full color works, wartime images that were exquisitely hand-tinted with watercolor before being sold. An entire chapter is devoted to discoveries, from the rarest Gettysburg stereograph to the lost cyclorama painting of the Second Bull Run. Additional chapters include portraits of black soldiers' experiences, of camp life, and the haunting starkness of the battlefield. Never has the war between the states been revealed with such extraordinary clarity and resonance.
About the Author
Bob Zeller is a journalist and the author of The Civil War in Depth, Volume I. He lives in North Carolina.