STORM OVER THE LAND: A Profile of the Civil War by Carl Sandburg
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STORM OVER THE LAND: A Profile of the Civil War

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Sandburg's name and the fact, openly publicized, that this is material taken bodily from the four volume War Years, which the average man in the street is unlikely to read, as a whole, should insure a substantial market. This is a skillfully handled job of editing and condensation, woven together by some new material, some rewrite, and emerging as a perfectly integrated picture of the Civil War, with most of the political personal, and controversial material deleted. When one has read the complete work, thi seems a trifle emasculated. But such a criticism is captious, for after all, Sandburg might have written this ""profile of the Civil War"" as it stands, and made, in so doing, a real contribution to the history of that troubled period. The photographs were selected for this volume, and the publishers have done an excellent piece of bookmaking.

Publisher: Harcourt, Brace