This is the book that chronicles the American Civil War from the point of view of those who experienced our nation's deadliest conflagration first-hand. Using hundreds of first-person accounts from soldiers, politicians, slaves, and civilians, the 854-page tome begins with a journalist's account of the hysteria surrounding Lincoln's nomination for President in 1860: "there is nothing that politicians like better than a crisis." A Charleston resident reveals the opening move of the conflict at Fort Sumter by recounting how South Carolina's Governor Manning bowed to her and announced "Madam, your country is invaded." A series of letters between Confederate General James Longstreet and his subordinates reveal the tactics and planning behind General Pickett's famous charge at Gettysburg while a woman enduring Grant's gunboat siege of Vicksburg writes of seeking shelter: "cave-digging has become a regular experience." General Joshua Chamberlain of Maine describes the parade of Confederate infantry during the formal surrender at Appomattox: "...it is by miracles we have lived to see this day,--any of us standing here." Hardcover. 11" H x 9" W x 2 1/2" D. (2 lbs.)
In Their Own Words Civil War Archive comes with The Hammacher Schlemmer Lifetime Guarantee at no additional charge. If this product ever disappoints you, for any reason, you may return your Hammacher Schlemmer purchase for exchange, credit, or refund.Should you have any questions, we are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Please call 1-800-321-1484 to speak with a product specialist or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a response within one hour.
Shipping charges noted in parentheses apply in addition to our standard shipping & service.
We're sorry, but gift wrap is not available. Please call 1-800-395-7006 for Premium or Express delivery rates.
Oversized items scheduled for expedited delivery (Premium or Express) may incur additional shipping and services charges because of their unusual size. Please call 1-800-321-1484 for an estimate of S&S charges. International callers, please call 1-513-860-3397.
We're sorry, but gift wrap is not available for oversized items.
Shipped via truck and may require customer assistance upon delivery. You will be contacted to make an appointment for delivery.
We're sorry, but gift wrap and gift cards are not available.
GST still applies and will be charged upon processing. For complete shipping & service charges please call Customer Service at 1-800-321-1484.
May we recommend:
COPYRIGHT © 2014 HAMMACHER SCHLEMMER & COMPANY, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. W102HAMMACHER SCHLEMMER • 147 E. 57th ST • NEW YORK, NY • 10022 • 1-800-_321-1484