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Civil War Curiosities: Strange Stories, Oddities, Events, and Coincidences

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This fascinating collection explores the unusual and often bizarre persons, attitudes, and events of the Civil War. Illustrated and indexed.

Civil War Curiosities: Strange Stories, Oddities, Events, and Coincidences

72 Piece Civil War Plastic Army Men Play Set ~ 52mm Union and Confederate Figures, Bridge, Horses, Canon, More!

  • 48 Union and Confederate Soldiers up to 2-1/8 inches (52mm) tall
  • 4 Horses, 4 Sandbag Bunkers, 6 Fence Sections, 3 Cannon, 3 Limber Wagons (Ammo Carts)
  • Bridge, Small Barracks, 2 Cardboard buildings
  • Scale: About 1/35th
  • Packaging: Plastic Bag with Header Card

Gigantic collection of soldiers, horses, fences, bridge, sandbag walls, wagons, cannons, and more.

72 Piece Civil War Plastic Army Men Play Set ~ 52mm Union and Confederate Figures, Bridge, Horses, Canon, More!

The Civil War: A Film by Ken Burns

The Civil War A Film by Ken BurnsThe DVD features on The Civil War provide a wealth of insightcreative philosophy historical perspective and educational enjoyment.Twelve years after its premiere broadcast the film was given a digitalfacelift sharpening image clarity correcting color and enriching itssoundtrack with a remastered 5.1-channel mix as demonstrated in the”Civil War Reconstruction” featurette. In interviews from 2002producer-director Ken Burns historian Shelby Foote journalist GeorgeWill author Stanley Crouch and composer-musicians Jay Ungar and MollyMason reflect upon The Civil Wars enduring significance. AndBurnss eloquent commentary–selectively included on each disc andtotaling five hours–illuminates the historical importance and creativeimpulse behind crucial chapters of the film. Fifty-seven onscreenbiography cards detail important North South and civilian figuresand two 1990 featurettes”Making History” and “A Conversation with KenBurns”–provide a more personal perspective on the creation of thisextraordinary film. Useful for both personal and academic study thesefeatures stand as a fitting supplement to one of the greatestdocumentaries ever produced.The most successful public-television miniseries in American history, the 11-hour Civil War didn’t just captivate a nation, reteaching to us our history in narrative terms; it actually also invented a new film language taken from its creator. When people describe documentaries using the “Ken Burns approach,” its style is understood: voice-over narrators reading letters and documents dramatically and stating the writer’s name at their conclusion, fresh live footage of places juxtaposed with still images (photographs, paintings, maps, prints), anecdotal interviews, and romantic musical scores taken from the era he depicts. The Civil War uses all of these devices to evoke atmosphere and resurrect an event that many knew only from stale history books. While Burns is a historian, a researcher, and a documentarian, he’s above all a gifted storyteller, and it’s his narrative powers that give this chronicle its beauty, overwhelming emotion, and devastating horror. Using the words of old letters, eloquently read by a variety of celebrities, the stories of historians like Shelby Foote and rare, stained photos, Burns allows us not only to relearn and finally understand our history, but also to feel and experience it. –Dave McCoy

The Civil War: A Film by Ken Burns

Civil War

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The landscape of the Marvel Universe is changing, and it’s time to choose: Whose side are you on? A conflict has been brewing from more than a year, threatening to pit friend against friend, brother against brother – and all it will take is a single misstep to cost thousands their lives and ignite the fuse! As the war claims its first victims, no one is safe as teams, friendships and families begin to fall apart. The crossover that rewrites the rules, Civil War stars Spider-Man, the New Avengers, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, and the entirety of the Marvel pantheon! Collects Civil War #1-7 and Marvel Spotlight: Civil War.

Civil War

The Civil War – A Film by Ken Burns

Hailed as a film masterpiece and landmark in historical storytelling, Ken Burns’s epic documentary brings to life America’s most destructive– and defining–conflict. With digitally enhanced images and new stereo sound, here is the saga of celebrated generals and ordinary soldiers, a heroic and transcendent president and a country that had to divide itself in two in order to become one.The most successful public-television miniseries in American history, the 11-hour Civil War didn’t just captivate a nation, reteaching to us our history in narrative terms; it actually also invented a new film language taken from its creator. When people describe documentaries using the “Ken Burns approach,” its style is understood: voice-over narrators reading letters and documents dramatically and stating the writer’s name at their conclusion, fresh live footage of places juxtaposed with still images (photographs, paintings, maps, prints), anecdotal interviews, and romantic musical scores taken from the era he depicts. The Civil War uses all of these devices to evoke atmosphere and resurrect an event that many knew only from stale history books. While Burns is a historian, a researcher, and a documentarian, he’s above all a gifted storyteller, and it’s his narrative powers that give this chronicle its beauty, overwhelming emotion, and devastating horror. Using the words of old letters, eloquently read by a variety of celebrities, the stories of historians like Shelby Foote and rare, stained photos, Burns allows us not only to relearn and finally understand our history, but also to feel and experience it. –Dave McCoy

On the DVD
The DVD features on The Civil War provide a wealth of insight, creative philosophy, historical perspective, and educational enjoyment. Twelve years after its premiere broadcast, the film was given a digital facelift, sharpening image clarity, correcting color, and enriching its soundtrack with a remastered 5.1-channel mix, as demonstrated in the “Civil War Reconstruction” featurette. In interviews from 2002, producer-director Ken Burns, historian Shelby Foote, journalist George Will, author Stanley Crouch, and composer-musicians Jay Ungar and Molly Mason reflect upon The Civil War’s enduring significance. And Burns’s eloquent commentary–selectively included on each disc and totaling five hours–illuminates the historical importance and creative impulse behind crucial chapters of the film. Fifty-seven onscreen biography cards detail important North, South, and civilian figures, and two 1990 featurettes—”Making History” and “A Conversation with Ken Burns”–provide a more personal perspective on the creation of this extraordinary film. Useful for both personal and academic study, these features stand as a fitting supplement to one of the greatest documentaries ever produced. –Jeff Shannon

The Civil War – A Film by Ken Burns