Guest Authors

James I. Robertson, Jr.
March 14, 2002 · Grades 4-7

A Pulitzer nominee, James I. Robertson, Jr. highly praised works for children include Civil War! America Becomes One Nation and Standing Like a Stone Wall: The Life of General Thomas J. Jackson. Robertson gives readers "the perspectives of both sides and manages to avoid glorifying war."

Robertson talks about his role as historian, biographer, and author. Segments include a visit to Manassas National Battlefield Park, an interview with a student who reenacts Civil War event, and photographs from the Library of Congress.

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James I. Robertson, Jr. visits the Manassas National Battlefield Park.