The New York Times Complete Civil War, 1861-1865

The New York Times Complete Civil War, 1861-1865

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The Civil War as you've never experienced it before, through original, first-hand reportage of The New York Times, the country's newspaper of record. Available for the first time in a unique book/DVD package

The New York Times
, established in 1851, was one of the few newspapers with correspondents on the front lines throughout the Civil War. The Complete Civil War collects every article written about the war from 1861 to 1865, plus select pieces before and after the war and is filled with the action, politics, and personal stories of this monumental event. From the first shot fired at Fort Sumter to the surrender at Appomattox, and from the Battle of Antietam to the Battle of Atlanta, as well as articles on slavery, states rights, the role of women, and profiles of noted heroes such as Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee, the era comes alive through these daily first-hand accounts.

? More than 600 of the most crucial and interesting articles in the book?typeset and designed for easy reading
? Commentary by Editors and Civil War scholars Harold Holzer and Craig Symonds
? More than 104,000 additional articles on the DVD-ROM? every article the Times published during the war.
? A detailed chronology highlights articles and events of interest that can be found on the disk.

Strikingly designed and illustrated with hundreds of maps, historical photographs, and engravings, this book is a treasure for Civil War and history buffs everywhere.

"This is a fascinating and riveting look at the most important event in American history as seen through the eyes of an institution that was emerging as the most important newspaper in American history. In these pages, the Civil War seems new and fresh, unfolding day after anxious day, as the fate of the republic hangs in the balance." Ken Burns

"Serious historians and casual readers alike will find this extraordinary collection of 600 articles and editorials about the Civil War published in The New York Times before and during the war of great value and interest...enough to keep the most assiduous student busy for the next four years of the war's sesquicentennial observations." James McPherson

"This fascinating work catapults readers back in time, allowing us to live through the Civil War as daily readers of The New York Times, worrying about the outcome of battles, wondering about our generals, debating what to do about slavery, hearing the words that Lincoln spoke, feeling passionate about our politics. Symonds and Holzer have found an ingenious new way to experience the most dramatic event in our nation's history."
Doris Kearns Goodwin

"Harold Holzer and Craig Symonds have included not only every pertinent article from the pages of The Times, but enhanced and illuminated them with editorial commentary that adds context and perspective, making the articles more informative and useful here than they were in the original issues. Nowhere else can readers of today get such an understanding of how readers of 1861-1865 learned of and understood their war."
William C Davis

The DVD runs on Windows 2000/XP or Mac OS X 10.3 or later.

Baker & Taylor
Collects every New York Times article written about the Civil War from 1861 to 1865, as well as plenty of illustrations and maps, and includes a DVD that not only contains these articles but also 104,000 additional non-war-related articles that were published during the period.

Book News
The Civil War took place 150 years ago, and the New York Times was there--reporting on what was transpiring as well as influencing opinions and events. Lincoln-era scholars Holzer and Symonds have selected roughly 600 articles from the newspaper. They are presented in chronological chapters following a foreword by Bill Clinton and the editors' lengthy introductory essay and prologue on the question of freedom or slavery. The volume is a handsome presentation, oversize (9.5x12"), printed on attractive, buff-colored paper, with illustrations and cartoons complementing the text. A detailed chronology originally printed in the newspaper at the end of each year of the war highlights military and political events. The included DVD-ROM is an archive of every single article published by The Times during the war. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

& Taylor

Collects the complete New York Times coverage of the events in the Civil War, including accounts of battles, personal stories, and political actions, and provides cultural and historical perspective on the published issues.

Publisher: New York, NY : Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, Inc. : Distributed by Workman Pub. Co., c2010
ISBN: 9781579128456
Characteristics: 510 p. : ill, maps
Additional Contributors: Symonds, Craig L.
Holzer, Harold
Alternative Title: New York times


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