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Civil War Witness: Mathew Brady's Photos Reveal the Horrors of War
Civil War Witness: Mathew Brady's Photos Reveal the Horrors of War
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Civil War Witness: Mathew Brady's Photos Reveal the Horrors of War

Mathew Brady recognized that the new art of photography could be more than just a means of capturing people's likenesses in portraits. Beginning with the First Battle of Bull Run in 1861 and continuing through the entire Civil War, Brady and his employees chronicled the long, bloody conflict, bringing images of war directly to the people. Brady knew the photos would create valuable historical records for later generations. More than any other photographer of his generation, Brady understood photography's great potential and through his influence, he taught others to understand it as well.

Reading LevelGrades 5-7
Interest LevelGrades 5-9
Lexile Level1150L
Early Intervention Level30
Text TypeNarrative Nonfiction
PublisherCompass Point Books
Page Dimensions9 1/4" x 10 1/4"
Page Count64
BindingReinforced Library Binding
List Price: $37.32 School/Library Price

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Booklist - Julia Smith

"Top 10 Continuing Series! The stunning books in this series view history through the lens of groundbreaking photographs, zooming in on iconic moments and then placing them in greater historical context. Look for series subsets in world history and sports, too." - Booklist

October 1, 2016

School Library Journal, "Flashback: These Books of Historical Photographs Transp - Kathleen Baxter, former head of children's services at the Anoka County Library

""Captured History" is the perfect name for a fascinating series from Compass Point." - School Library Journal, "Flashback: These Books of Historical Photographs Transp

December 1, 2013

Booklist - Ann Kelley

"STAR REVIEW! The latest titles in the excellent Captured History series once again view history through the lens of groundbreaking photographs. . . .With a clean design and readable text, plus the vivid and haunting photos, the Captured History series makes events in the past feel immediate and palpable—and what better way to get kids interested? Stellar back matter, too, including tips on how to apply Common Core standards." - Booklist

October 15, 2013


Library Media Connection - Laurie Balderson, English Teacher, St. Mark Catholic School, Wilmington, North C

"Nardo does much more than chronicle the photographer’s lives. He gives insight into their private worlds behind the lens of the camera, as well as detailed facts about those people and events caught on film. Engaging text, combined with other resources, and ties to Common Core Standards make these titles a valuable addition to a school library." - Library Media Connection

August 1, 2014

Don Nardo

Don Nardo

Historian and award-winning author Don Nardo has written many books for young people about modern history, including studies of the rise of Hitler and Nazism, World War II, international terrorism, and dozens of military topics. In addition, he specializes in ancient history and has published numerous volumes about the histories and cultures of the ancient Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, and peoples of Mesopotamia. Nardo, who also composes and arranges orchestral music, lives with his wife, Christine, in Massachusetts.

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