Battle Lines

Battle Lines: A Graphic History of the Civil War

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“A graphic rendering of epic destruction and intimate despair, as the authors make Civil War scholarship come alive for readers young and old.The artistry of Fetter-Vorm (Trinity: A Graphic History of the First Atomic Bomb, 2013) powerfully captures the devastation that the war wreaked on the country, extending well past the armistice, while the historical context by Bancroft Prize winner Kelman (American Civil War Era History/Penn State Univ.; A Misplaced Massacre: Struggling Over the Memory of Sand Creek, 2013, etc.) provides the contextual depth.” —Kirkus Reviews

Battle Lines brings us the Civil War as we’ve never seen it before. An inspired blend of images and words, this fresh, vivid history is the perfect primer for students and devotees of America’s greatest conflict.” —Tony Horwitz, author of Confederates in the Attic and Midnight Rising

Battle Lines is the best film about the Civil War that has never been made. It is a penetrating account of the war’s deepest dramas, told in the fewest words imaginable. It is history as poetry.” —Stephen Kantrowitz, Professor of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and author of More Than Freedom

“Featuring inspired storytelling and haunting images, Battle Lines is the best graphic novel ever produced about the Civil War.” —Josh Neufeld, author of A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge

“Battle Lines is thoughtful, sophisticated, and beautifully wrought. Jonathan Fetter-Vorm and Ari Kelman offer further proof that the graphic novel is a powerful medium for exploring the nuances of history.” —Gene Luen Yang, author of American Born Chinese, finalist for the National Book Award

Battle Lines: A Graphic History of the Civil War is forthcoming from Hill and Wang in 2015.  Co-authored with Jonathan Fetter-Vorm.

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