RED DAWN ON THE POTOMAC
AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE CIVIL WAR
9 x 11
Marcus Junkelmann, an internationally renowned military historian, provides context and depth to his analysis of the Civil War with over 200 photographs, paintings, and illustrations, derived from the period; many will be unfamiliar to even the most seasoned Civil War enthusiast, but all cast a unique light on the unfolding events.
Of especial interest is the evenhanded treatment of the war’s causes: the moral dimension of the African-American captivity and the economic interests that clothed themselves in fine-sounding ideals. The serious student of the Civil War will find the author willing to take on much conventional wisdom in the service of provoking renewed analysis of important questions. For those just beginning their exploration of this continually engrossing topic, Red Dawn on the Potomac will serve as an excellent point of departure. The author’s chronology and bibliography at the back of the book are particularly helpful.