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Civil War Artist

by Morrison, Taylor
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Retail Price: $16.00
Issue: Summer 2001
ISBN: 0395914264

This oversized book written and illustrated by Taylor Morrison is intended for young children. With vivid prose and colorful images, the fictional story of a Civil War sketch artist named William Forbes is employed to introduce readers to the process by which illustrated newspapers acquired and reproduced battlefield drawings. Forbes's sketch of the events at Bull Run is turned into an engraving, is printed in his sponsoring newspaper, and is distributed by newsboys---even while Forbes himself is already covering the next battle. Includes glossary.

review of Civil War Artist, by Morrison, Taylor, Civil War Book Review, (Summer 2001).