Books: The Civil War in Color

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The-Civil-War-in-Color-New-York-Infantry-colorThe Civil War comes alive as never before in an extraordinary collection of colorized photographs from the era in The Civil War in Color (Sterling Books, November 2012) by John C. Guntzelman.

Not only does it feature portraits of famous leaders and ordinary soldiers but also vignettes of American life during the conflict: scenes from urban and plantation life; destroyed cities; contested battlefields. The 200+ photographs, from the Library of Congress’s archives, include both well-known and rarely seen images. Also inside–a fine art ready-to-frame photographic print of a stunning colorized Civil War photograph.

The-Civil-War-in-Color-Follers-Plantation-colorGuntzelman is an experienced cinematographer, director, and Civil War buff. He has won a number of awards, including one national and two regional Emmys, a New York International Film Festival Gold Medal, and a National Press Photographers Association Documentary Cinematography Award, and has written articles for American Cinematographer magazine.

The book includes a forward by Writer, journalist, and historian Bob Zeller who is one of the country’s leading authorities on Civil War photography, and president of the Center for Civil War Photography.

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