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Mathew Brady

"The Camera Is the Eye of History"

Series: Americans—The Spirit of a Nation

By Don Nardo

Often considered the father of American photography, Brady developed new techniques and photographed many famous Americans like President Abraham Lincoln and General Ulysses S. Grant. He and his assistants also braved the battlefields and took many important photos during the Civil War. Some of the notable battlefields his operation recorded include Gettysburg and Antietam. Author Don Nardo explores Brady’s life from the height of his success to the sad end of his life.

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"This work has definite ties to the arts, especially photography. It also details the mid to late 1800’s in American History."

Clark County School District, September 18, 2008

". . . a concise, clearly written and readable description . . .Not a simple biography, Brady’s life is told in the context of American history resulting in a rich narrative of his life, early photographic technology and a clear portrayal of American history seen through his photographic eye."

Pasadena Independent School District, June 10, 2008

". . . this is a well-told story of a memorable life."

South Sound Book Review Council, January 25, 2011

"These functional biographies provide ample material for reports. The information is accurate and balanced, and chapter notes document all direct quotes."

School Library Journal, Fall 2008

"An important addition for every middle school and high school collection."

Delaware County Library System, September 2008

". . . a comprehensive biography of the man considered to be the father of photojournalism. This worthy series entry provides a balanced portrayal of Brady's contributions to both history and photography."

The Horn Book Guide, Spring 2009

"A good solid biography . . ."

Albuquerque Public Schools

"The work will be of interest to both teachers and students."

Association of Region XI School Libraries

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