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Harrisburg, PA: The Archive Society, 1994. Facsimile Reprint Edition. Hardcover. xxv, 368 pages in two volumes. Footnotes. Maps. Index. Gilt edged. John Fiske (March 30, 1842 – July 4, 1901) was an American philosopher and historian. John Fiske was born Edmund Fiske Green, March 30, 1842. On the second marriage of his mother, Edmund Fiske Green assumed the name of his maternal great-grandfather, John Fiske. He graduated from Harvard College in 1863 and from Harvard Law School in 1865. He had already admitted to the Suffolk bar in 1864, but never practiced law. His career as author began in 1861, with an article on “Mr. Buckle's Fallacies” published in the National Quarterly Review. After that, he was a frequent contributor to American and British periodicals. From 1869 to 1871, he was university lecturer on philosophy at Harvard, in 1870 instructor in history there, and assistant librarian 1872-1879. On resigning the latter position in 1879, he was elected a member of the board of overseers, and at the expiration of the six-years' term was re-elected in 1885. Beginning in 1881, he lectured annually on American history at Washington University, St. Louis Missouri, and beginning in 1884 held a professorship of American history at that institution, but continued to make his home in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He gave many hundreds of lectures, chiefly upon American history, in the principal cities of the United States and Great Britain. Fiske was elected a member of the American Antiquarian Society in 1884. The largest part of his life was devoted to the study of history.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1978. First Printing. 304, illus., maps, notes, index, front bd extremely weak, rear bd separated from text, tears to inside hinges, library stamps some library stamps crossed out in marker, DJ in soiled plastic sleeve, small tears at DJ spine, library stickers on DJ and on plastic sleeve ( some crossed out in marker), text clean and complete. About 26,000 Union and Confederate soldiers were killed or wounded at the battle of Antietam on 17 September 1862, making it the bloodiest single day in American history. The author analyzes 95 photographs taken immediately following the battle.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1978. Tenth Printing. 304, wraps, illus., maps, notes, index, slight soiling and scratching to covers About 26,000 Union and Confederate soldiers were killed or wounded at the battle of Antietam on 17 September 1862, making it the bloodiest single day in American history. The author analyzes 95 photographs taken immediately following the battle.