CIVIL WAR BATTLEFIELDS AND LANDMARKS: A GUIDE TO THE NATIONAL PARK SITES
edited by Frank E. Vandiver (Random House, 160 pages, $25.00). This handsomely illustrated guide takes the reader to the Civil War battlefields and landmarks under the care of the National Park Service (NPS). Twenty sites–ten each in the Eastern and Western Theaters of war–are explored through the use of period and modern photography, charts, and official NPS maps. The book provides brief accounts of the fighting that occurred at each site, which are complemented by biographical profiles of army commanders, eyewitness accounts of each battle, and campaign maps and statistics.