New York Times Battle Book Draws Rave Review

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Book pitting NY Times and Charleston Mercury garners glowing review.

'Times of the Civil War' by Don Bracken, the book pitting the New York Times and the Charleston Mercury as journalistic adversaries in covering the American Civil War, has drawn a glowing review from the Mercury's noted literary correspondent, Seabrook Wilkinson.

Focusing on the book's format of juxtaposing the subjective and ofttimes inaccurate reportage of the Times and Mercury alongside the objective view of the modern historians of the Civil War Sites Advisory Commission, Wilkinson wrote "The juxtaposition of the sober documentation of the Advisory Commission and the inflated rhetoric of the leading newspapers of the time produce a long series of shocks. I am learning more about how the war was prosecuted and perceived from 'Times of the Civil War' than from any source I have consulted in many years...Bracken's book is an invaluable addition to the immense body of writing devoted to the central event in American history."

Don Bracken is Senior Editor of History Publishing Company, LLC, a firm devoted to the study of American history through modern technology and was co-editor of the acclaimed Civil War Historyscope Series.

'Times of the Civil War' (ISBN 1420806955) is a book of the 384 major battles of the American Civil War with battlefield reportage by the special correspondents and writers of the New York Times and Charleston Mercury. It includes one hundred wartime sketches by artists at the sites. It is available at selected bookstores and on all major internet outlets.

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