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The Bloodiest Day: Battle of Antietam [Paperback]

Larry Hama , Scott Moore

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Oct. 24 2006 Graphic History (Book 2)
The battle of Antietam on September 17, 1862 was the first major Civil War engagement on Northern soil, and it remains the bloodiest single-day battle in American history. Of the 90,000 troops that fought, over 23,000 were killed or wounded. Antietam also marked a significant turning point: General Lee's bold invasion of the North was halted, and the Union's success, though not exploited, gave President Lincoln the victory he needed to make his Emancipation Proclamation. The battle arguably sealed the fate of the Confederacy, even if the war still had nearly three years to run. This book accurately brings to life this significant and very costly engagement in highly accessible graphic novel format. It also includes eight pages of authoritative information placing Antietam in its historical context, describing the key players, the build-up to the battle and its aftermath.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing (Oct. 24 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1846030498
  • ISBN-13: 978-1846030499
  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 0.4 x 24.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 113 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,482,323 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Larry Hama is best known as a writer and editor for Marvel Comics where he was responsible for creating and writing the G. I. Joe comic book of the 1980s, and developing many of the G.I. Joe characters for Hasbro. His other comic book writing credits include Wolverine, Avengers, Elektra, Venom, and Batman. Larry also created the Bucky O'Hare comic, which was turned into a toy line and an animated TV series. He lives in New York. The author lives in New York, USA.

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5.0 out of 5 stars History for a Ten Year Old Dec 3 2008
By Terri J. Rice - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is terrific entertainment for a ten year old. My son loves comic books so I thought this would be a great idea to get a glimpse of history and have it read like a comic book. It was a hit. He has read the book numerous times and now knows about the Battle of Antietam without yet covering the Civil War in school. And as a bonus he has used the pictures to learn to draw realistic cartoons. AND it has a great poster in the back to hang in his room.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love these for my 3rd grader May 7 2013
By Mamabird4 - Published on Amazon.com
I bought a few of these history comic style books at a homeschool convention before my son could even read. He's always loved history and would just flip through the pages and enjoy the pictures! Now that he is a homeschooled third grader he enjoys these books even more because he is able to read them as a supplement to his history schooling. He just bought a few more from this series with his own allowance.
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5.0 out of 5 stars For My Nephew July 27 2008
By P. Crawford - Published on Amazon.com
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So far I am very happy with the graphic history book. My nephew loves them and he especially loves the posters in the back of the book. Thank you very much.
5.0 out of 5 stars very informative. Great for anyone. Aug. 24 2014
By M. Heiss - Published on Amazon.com
This book can teach you in an hour what would take all year to absorb from the history books. The book is done in graphic format (comic book) and the information flows very well. Characters are easy to discern, and nice portraiture introduces new generals and battlefield heroes. Each book in this series starts with a four-page overview (including maps), showcases the battle for 36 pages, then concludes with two-page wrap-up, glossary, and index. Well done.

"The Bloodiest Day" references poetry (Barbara Frietchie), shows the finding of the confederate troop movements wrapped in with some cigars, show sthe generals' decision-making processes, includes quotes (!), and much more. One of my sons enjoyed the drummer boys being tied to their commanding officer so tey wouldn't run away. Great details in the book.

Some vocabulary includes: hard-earned, staggering, brigade, division, dismal, murderous, volley, possession...

I highly recommend this series of books.

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