Battle Lines: A Graphic History Of The Civil War

Battle Lines: A Graphic History Of The Civil War

Battle Lines: A Graphic History of the Civil War

Featuring breathtaking panoramas and revelatory, unforgettable images, Battle Lines is an utterly original graphic history of the Civil War. A collaboration between the award-winning historian Ari Kelman and the acclaimed graphic novelist Jonathan Fetter-Vorm, Battle Lines showcases various objects from the conflict (a tattered American flag from Fort Sumter, a pair of opera glasses, a bullet, an inkwell, and more), along with a cast of soldiers, farmers, slaves, and well-known figures, to trace an ambitious narrative that extends from the early rumblings of secession to the dark years of Reconstruction. Employing a bold graphic form to illuminate the complex history of this period, Kelman and Fetter-Vorm take the reader from the barren farms of the home front all the way to the front lines of an infantry charge. A daring presentation of the war that nearly tore America apart, Battle Lines is a monumental achievement.

From School Library Journal
A graphic novel that tells the history of the Civil War through a series of vignettes highlighting the experiences of ordinary people. For context, Fetter-Vorm and Kelman provide a brief prose account of the war—the politics, battles, and...

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