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Smithsonian Civil War - a book by Smithsonian Institution Staff

Smithsonian Civil War

Inside the National Collection

Smithsonian Civil War( )
Foreword by: Meacham, Jon
Introduction by: Delaney, Michelle
Editor: Kagan, Neil
Author: Smithsonian Institution Staff,
Photographer: Talman, Hugh
ISBN:978-1-58834-389-5
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:Smithsonian Institution Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $40.00
Book Description:

"Smithsonian Civil War is a lavishly illustrated coffee-table book featuring 150 entries in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.  From among tens of thousands of Civil War objects in the Smithsonian's collections, curators handpicked 550 items and wrote a unique narrative that begins before the war through the Reconstruction period. The perfect gift book for fathers and history lovers, Smithsonian Civil War combines one-of-a-kind, famous, and...
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Book Details
Pages:388
Detailed Subjects: History / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):9.85 x 11.29 x 1.16 Inches
Book Weight:4.453 Pounds
Author Biography
Smithsonian Institution Staff (Foreword by)
Jon Meacham was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee on May 20, 1969. He received a degree in English literature at the University of the South. He joined Newsweek as a writer in 1995. Three years later, at the age of 29, he was promoted to managing editor, supervising coverage of politics, international affairs, and breaking news. In 2006, he was promoted to editor at Newsweek. He is currently an executive editor at Random House.

He won the Pulitzer Prize for American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House in 2009. His other works include Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship, American Gospel: God, the Founding Fathers, and the Making of a Nation. In 2001, he edited Voices in Our Blood: America's Best on the Civil Rights Movement. In 2013 his title Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power made The New York Times Best Seller List. In 2015 Meacham's title Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush made The New York Times Best Seller List.

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