The War Begins
By William C. Davis and the Editors of Time Life Books. Published by Time Life Books, Alexandria, Va., 1983. Hardcover with embossed gray leatherette cover with illustrations of a Union and Confederate soldier both holding their muskets. Also has U.S. and C.S. belt plates, stars, crossed cannons, swords and cannon balls with the title printed in blue. Title is also printed in blue on the spine. Large 9 x 11 size, 176 pages, index, maps, profusely illustrated. Brand new condition.
The Cover: Two young Americans, now enemy soldiers fighting for the Union (left) and the Confederacy (right), stand stiffly for portraits taken early in the Civil War. This was the first war to be covered in detail by the camera, and soldiers sent many pictures home as mementos.