New Release for 2010
Tell Me of Lincoln
The Civil War,
Life in Old New York
The second volume of James E. Kelly Papers is now available in a special pre-publication offer from Belle Grove Publishing Company. This title contains over 50 never-before-published accounts of President Abraham Lincoln recorded by Historian/Artist J. E. Kelly from 1890-1920, and also Kelly's complete memoirs of growing up in New York City during the Civil War and his career as a Special Artist for Harper's Publications--along with never-before-published stories of: Edgar Allan Poe, Thomas A. Edison, Oscar Wilde, the New York City Draft Riots, and much more!
350 Pages, Hardcover, Over 60 illustrations. $27.00 plus shipping.
Civil War Times Illustrated calls GENERALS IN BRONZE
"A BLOCKBUSTER HISTORY OF THE CIVIL WAR!"
GENERALS IN BRONZE
In the decades that followed the American Civil War, Artist James Edward Kelly (1855-1933) conducted in-depth interviews with more than forty Union Generals in an effort to accurately portray them in their greatest moment of glory. Kelly explained:
"I had always felt a great lack of certain personal details. I made up my mind to ask from the living officers every question that I would have asked Washington or his generals had they posed for me, such as: What they considered the principal incidents in their career and particulars about costumes and surroundings."
Interviewing General Joshua Chamberlain, Kelly asked about the charge at Fort Damnation. General Chamberlain acquiesced, but then added, "I don't see how you can show this in a picture." Just tell me the facts," Kelly responded, "and I'll attend to the picture."
And by recording those stirring facts, Kelly left us not only his wonderful art, but a truly unique picture of the lives of the great figures of the American Civil War. Featuring interviews with Generals Grant, Sherman, Sheridan, Hancock, Chamberlain, Webb, Hooker, Warren, Sickles, and others.
$29.00 Hardcover, 16 pages of color illustrations