THE ILLUSTRATED CONFEDERATE READER.

By: Gragg, Rod.

Price: $15.00 USD

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Near Fine


291 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). "Here is the Southern story of the War Between the States - in the words of the men and women who experienced it. Enhanced with almost 200 period photographs and illustrations - including many never before published - this is a personal, firsthand account of Southern soldiers and civilians caught in the deadliest, most destructive war ever to be fought in America. The book opens with a parade of period photographs depicting the soldiers of the South as they appeared, and concludes with a pictorial essay on the South's aging veterans - young Confederates grown old, holding on to the memories of the Lost Cause. In between - in the words of the participants, accompanied by contemporary photographs and illustrations, are depicted the daily life of Johnny Reb, the sacrifices and perils of the South's civilian population, the unforgettable elements of combat in the nation's bloodiest war, the agony of Northern prison camps, and the fiery destruction wrought against the South by Sherman's victorious, vengeful army. Featured, too, is a biographical album of famous Confederates - Lee, Jackson, Cleburne, Morgan, Semmes, Stuart, Davis, Longstreet, and Forrest - first-person accounts of the Legends in Gray. Unique in the historiography of the War Between the States, (this book) is a handsomely designed, freshly researched study of the epic Southern struggle for independence." Three tiny faint stains on top of text block. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds.