Brown University


Mathew Brady: Portraits of a Nation

by Robert Wilson
Bloomsbury, August 2013   ISBN: 978-162040203-0
Price: $28.00

“Wilson does a grand job of bringing Brady’s era to life—rich descriptions of New York City and Washington, D.C., ground the book in a strong sense of place, and the author’s contextualization of numerous historic photographs adds depth to Brady’s magnificent work.  Those with an interest in photography and the Civil War (and especially fans of Timothy Egan’s Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher) will savor this telling glimpse into the America first captured on film, and the man who made it happen.”

— Publishers Weekly