Words of War by Donagh Bracken
The Civil War Battle Reportage of the New York Times and the Charleston Mercury and What the Historians Say Actually Happened

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In the media, political perspective often alters the view of reality. The Words of War illustrates this by placing in juxtaposition the reportage of The New York Times and The Charleston Mercury's coverage of eighteen battles from Fort Sumter to Appomattox Court House. Following each battle's coverage is a synopsis of each battle as the modern historian looks back at it.Setting up each battle's coverage is a commentary by the author in which he provides interesting background information on some of the individuals participating in the action.Sketches by war artists sent by Harper's Weekly and Frank Leslie's Illustrated Magazine lend visual color to each battle's coverage.The Words of War contains an index and bibliography.

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Donagh Bracken edited and arranged for publication the American Civil War Historycope Series,a visualization of the 384 major battles of the Civil War as determined by the Civil War Sites Preservation Committee authorized by the U.S. Congress in 1993. The Series was designed for advanced classroom study. He is a writer of long standing, having written for major newspapers and trade magazines on subjects such as history, economics and government. He is a graduate of Manhattan College.
Published April 20, 2007 by History Publishing Company, LLC. 320 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, War. Non-fiction

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18 major and pivitol events are explored in The Words Of War, Don offers a brief introduction to each one, to set the scene, he then includes actual newspaper articles (including their typos, and archaic language) from both the northern New York Times and the southern Charleston Mercury.

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